'I don't like it... we really have no other options'

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Closing a Roseburg school is apparently back on the table.

At a work session Wednesday night, the Roseburg School Board discussed possibly closing down an elementary school.

The board had discussed a closure in the past, but decided against it.

According to superintendent Dr. Larry Parsons, talks are back on because the budget is being stretched too thin. "I am reluctantly suggesting to the board that they have to consider closing a school," he said. "I don't like it, but I think we're at the place financially where we really have no other options."

The talks were just a discussion at a work session, and no decision has been made.

Parsons says the board must choose whether or not to close a school by February.

The two schools that have been discussed in the past are Rose Elementary School and Green Elementary.