Medford school for troubled youth closes

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A small alternative school is closing in Medford after more than 20 years serving troubled youths.

CrossRoads School is scheduled to close in June due to declining enrollment and budget deficits.

School officials told the Mail Tribune newspaper that talks with key community leaders confirmed the school board's conclusion that CrossRoads is no longer viable.

The school began in 1988, offering high school diploma equivalency programs to pregnant and parenting teens.

But officials said school budgets have tightened and they have developed their own alternative programs, decreasing referrals to CrossRoads.

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