SAN BRUNO -- The superintendent of San Bruno Park School District will recommend Wednesday that the board of trustees vote to shut down Crestmoor Elementary School.

Superintendent David Hutt has proposed closing the school this summer due to low enrollment and shifting the students to Rollingwood Elementary.

The district considered closing Crestmoor last year, but the board of trustees, responding to a community outcry, voted in April not to shutter the school.

But the district's finances have not improved. In November voters shot down Measure G, a parcel tax that would have raised a total of about $10 million for the district over five years.

Had Measure G passed, trustee Skip Henderson said, the board would not be faced with another vote on Crestmoor. There is disagreement among the trustees over whether to close the school, said Henderson, who predicted a lively debate Wednesday.

A group of Crestmoor parents has collected about 300 signatures in support of a counterproposal to transfer students to John Muir Elementary instead of Rollingwood.

Parents are resigned to Crestmoor's closure, said Scott Curtner, president of the school's parent teacher organization. He also noted that the threat to close the school last year caused an exodus of students, active parents and teachers.

"It's an interesting study," Curtner said. "If you want to close a school, start telling people you're thinking about closing it."


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The board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 500 Acacia Ave. in San Bruno.

Contact Aaron Kinney at 650-348-4357. Follow him at Twitter.com/kinneytimes.