With a $4 million budget deficit growing to $5 million, the likelihood of school closings seems to be increasing.
Members of Save Our Neighborhood Schools are organizing for Saturday a rally and march down Massachusetts Street.
The group formed in December to advocate for keeping classes going at all 15 Lawrence elementary schools. The school board faces a $4 million budget deficit for next year’s general fund budget, and closing schools is one of the proposals to try to narrow the gap.
A rally will begin at 11 a.m. at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. T-shirts, yard signs and supplies for making posters for the march will be available, said Jessica Beeson, a march organizer and parent of a Cordley School student.
Organizers are trying to get representatives from every elementary school to participate in the noon march from Liberty Hall south to South Park.