LITTLE ROCK,Ark.– Emotions ran high at a meeting Wednesday night as parents of students at Carver Elementary were fighting for the school to stay open.

Carver is one of five schools that is being considered for closing.

A representative from Little Rock School District says LRSD is trying to make cuts to make up for the loss of $37 million a year in desegregation state funding.

“If they close it down they might not be able to do all the things they do here,” Dorothy Taylor, Great-grandparent of a student said.

School officials say they will consider all input during the next few meeting with the community before they make a decision as to which school, if any, will be closing.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday at the Stephens Community Center.