Last week marked a major turning point for Summit Hill School District 161 parents and community as the board of education voted to close down in order to dig out of a more than $3 million defecit over the next three years.
That decision has rippled through the district, upseting parents who feel the board didn't have enough concrete information to close a school. But how did things get to this point? And how have district residents responded?
Go back and read Patch's comprehensive coverage of the financial tumult D161 faces. You can check out the individual stories linked here or go to the Patch Topic Pages for the Mary Drew closing and the district's budget crisis.