BUDGET CUTS: Phenix Elementary To Close
A West Des Moines school board meeting lasted more than three hours Monday night and the outcome isn’t what some parents were hoping for. Before it was over, board members decided to close one elementary school but spare some of the jobs that were part of proposed cuts.. Monday night, the West Des Moines school board voted to close Phenix Elementary in Valley Junction. It's part of an effort to narrow its $3.6 million budget deficit.