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New Joyce law makes residents’ voices heard on neighborhood school closures  

After hearing from residents who felt helpless when Rich East High School closed their doors in 2020, State Sen. Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) sponsored a new law to prevent neighborhood schools from closing without public input.

“The closure of Rich East High School left many households angry because the decision left residents’ voices unheard, even though it affected their kids and the communities they live in,” Joyce said. “With this new law, residents will have the chance to offer feedback on decisions that would impact the lives of students, families and educators.”

In 2019, District 227 was . . .

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