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GREEN RIVER — The agenda item said the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 board would “consider” a recommendation from the superintendent to close Jackson Elementary School.

Parents of Jackson students, including one who said he spoke for many parents, spoke at length against any closure vote Tuesday evening. Even Sweetwater No. 2 Superintendent Donna Little-Kaumo pulled back from voting on the recommendation. Board members then spoke about it being a fine and even excellent idea to hold off.

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Then Board Member Corina Tynsky stepped forward, motioning to make a vote then and there.

Now Jackson is closing, with at least four voting in favor, though Board Vice Chairman Steve Core cast an opposing vote.

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