Desert Arroyo Middle School wins reprieve for coming year

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CAVE CREEK -- A Cave Creek middle school in danger of being shut down due to budget cuts has won a reprieve -- for now.

DAMS to remain open

Desert Arroyo Middle School gets a reprieve - After a long battle, Desert Arroyo Middle School will remain open, at least for now.

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A combination of parent involvement and timing saved Desert Arroyo Middle School from closure.

Parents and students leaped into action back in the spring after learning the school was in danger.

The Cave Creek School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to keep the school open, at least for the time being.

According to the superintendent, there were too many working parts -- reassigning teachers, moving students, changing curriculum and dispersing supplies and libraries -- involved to allow the closure this year.

Teachers and students will return to school at Desert Arroyo next month, but the superintendent could face closure again next year.