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School district considering changes to Beverly Cleary School

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Some parents in Northeast Portland are upset by plans being issued by Portland Public Schools (PPS) to deal with overcrowded classrooms.

PPS recently announced two short-term options that could be used to alleviate the pressure on staff and students for Beverly Cleary School.

The school is currently split into two campuses, one in Fernwood and one in Hollywood. One of the possible solutions involves the creation of more classrooms in the existing building. The other option calls for the reopening of Rose City Park School for kindergarten through second grade.

Many parents we spoke with expressed concern about the plans, ranging from issues of transportation to and from a third campus to the safety of Rose City Park School.

"They said they would listen to the people in this room tonight and we'll listen to your concerns, but because we have to fast track it we may or may not be able to seek further option," said parent Emily Petterson.

Portland Public Schools said they will likely make a final decision later this month.

The changes would go into effect in the 2013-2014 school year.

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