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Students, teachers, parents say goodbye to Pleasant View Elementary School

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Students, teachers and parents came together Tuesday night to say goodbye to Pleasant View Elementary School in Golden.

The Jefferson County Public School board decided in February to close the school as a result of budget cuts and low student enrollment.

Students have been transferred to Welchester Elementary or Shelton Elementary schools in Golden.

At the start of the year, district officials held public meetings to discuss possible closures to make up for the $20 million budget gap.

Community members pushed hard for the school to stay open, but Pleasant View had been on the chopping block for years because of declining enrollment.

Principals have been working to create a smooth transition for students who must switch schools.