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South Washington County Schools in line for Crosswinds if Perpich can't secure state money


South Washington County Schools will take over Crosswinds school in Woodbury unless state lawmakers provide extra funding by April 1 to assist the Perpich Center for the Arts in acquiring the school.

The East Metro Integration District School Board met last Wednesday, Jan. 23, to make final decisions about the future of its two schools -- Crosswinds, which houses grades 6-10, and Harambee, for kindergarten through fifth grade. EMID cannot afford to continue operating them.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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