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FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – The Frisco ISD school board voted Monday night to delay the opening of four new schools due to budget cuts.

Memorial High School, Lawler Middle School, Talley Elementary and Liscano Elementary will remain closed and locked for one year, saving the district money but only for the short term.

“This is not ideal for a long term solution, but delaying opening the four schools will help save $15 million on maintenance and operations costs,” according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeremy Lyon.

But the vote is bad news for current schools currently over capacity and thousands of families are impacted by the vote.

Some parents expressed concern that their children will have to learn in overcrowded classrooms.

Conversely, some parents are happy with the decision, saying they’re more concerned about the bigger budget issue.

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