Calexico to close campus for lunch

Calexico High School students took to the podium to discuss their concern with a new lunchtime policy at CHS, which was approved for next school year, during the Calexico Unified School District regular board meeting on Thursday night in Calexico. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

CALEXICO — In a decision at least somewhat influenced by a student brawl that took place in May, the Calexico Unified School District Board voted 3-2 close the campus during lunchtime, effective with the 2019-20 school year.

Previously, students have been able to leave campus during their lunch period, but a significant brawl that took place off campus on May 20 and was shared widely on social media almost certainly played a role in the district reassessing the policy.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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