Trustees took that action after more than an hour of discussion, including impassioned pleas that the school be kept open.
In a board filled with students, parents and some teachers, Isabell Munoz told trustees that Carver Adult Learning Center is a ‘community center’ where adults can learn.
‘My people came to Carver for help,’ Munoz said. ‘We are safe, comfortable and welcome at Carver.’
She said the school has helped many adults to learn English and acquire skills in such areas as computer literacy and citizenship.
‘Keep Carver open…Here we grow again in Carver,’ Munoz said to applause.
James Jones said the school has been an important part of the community for 70 years.