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School District Opts Out of SOESD

soesdGRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass School Board said financial savings were a big reason it voted to end its partnership with the Southern Oregon Education Service District.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from the SOESD, which provides services to schools such as special education, and career and technical education. District superintendent John Higgins said Grants Pass schools could save around $300,000 each year by performing those services themselves.

The district opted out of the SOESD for the upcoming 2014-15 school year, but could opt back in to some of all of its services in 2015.