Ojai Valley News photo by Kimberly Rivers
Meiners Oaks students (from left) Fatima Lopez, Nina Ahumada, Emme Johnson and Addy Johnson present a chart showing 49 percent of families at their school live close enough to ride a bike or walk.
Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Nearly 150 attendees erupted into applause for each speaker Thursday in Chaparral Auditorium, letting the Ojai Unified School District 7-11 Committee know they opposed any plan that might include closing one or more of the district’s elementary schools.
Parents, teachers, students and alumni spoke to the committee, each one asking to keep all the district’s five elementary schools open.