LONG BEACH (AP) — Budget problems have forced closure of Rosie the Riveter Charter High School in Long Beach.
The four-year school, named in honor of American women who worked in factories during World War II, provided at-risk teens with vocational skills, including aviation and auto mechanics, culinary arts, drafting, construction trades and restaurant management.
The Long Beach Unified School District charter school had only about 45 students last year, short of the 100 needed to receive enough per-pupil state funding.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram says less than 30 displaced Rosie the Riveter students were placed in other campuses.
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