Eight Tucson schools in danger of losing 'magnet' status

Eight Tucson schools in danger of losing 'magnet' status

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Local parents are taking action to keep the "magnet" status in place at schools in the Tucson community.

There are currently eight schools within the Tucson Unified School District that could lose their magnet status.

Those schools are Ochoa, Bonillas, Cholla, Utterback, Safford, Pueblo, Holladay and Robison.

Officials said they failed to meet the requirements.

Parents said that TUSD filed a proposal with the court last week, asking that no action take place this school year.

The proposal is now waiting on the approval of a U.S. District Judge.

"We're hoping that our voice be heard in this case," said Cesar Aquirre, a parent. "We feel that there are decisions being made regarding our children and we don't have any voice or any say so in the decisions."

Other parents agreed.

"If we were to lose money going to the schools it'd be really tragic," said Nancy Rodriguez. "It'd be tragic because we need it. We need all those programs for the schools."

Parents will hold another meeting next week.

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