WASHINGTON (WUSA) - Fifteen D.C. schools will consolidate versus the originally proposed 20.

The proposed list was originally published by the District of Columbia Public Schools last November:http://on.wusa9.com/13I2qoK. After several meetings, some schools are staying open after reconsideration:

  • Francis Steven Education Campus (Ward 2)
  • Garrison Elementary (2)
  • Johnson Middle (8)
  • Malcolm X Elementary (8)
  • Smothers Elementary (7)

The changes to the list come as a result of partnership ideas, enrollment hopes and safety concerns. They're a part of DCPS chancellor Kaya Henderson's long-term goals to educate children in the district more efficiently. The move will garner $19.5 million savings in programming in its first year.

According to officials, the consolidated schools will stay within the system to be on short-term leases as DCPS continues to look at demographic trends. A transition coordinator will be placed at schools.

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