While Schwarzenegger did agree to state Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth's bill for funding for San Diego County's Palomar Mountain School, the governor's office said the funding would only be a one-time subsidy, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Wednesday.
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District Superintendent Lou Obermeyer said Tuesday that closing the K-8 school had been considered due to a budget shortfall.
The district superintendent added that if the one-room school remains open next year, three students are expected to attend.
While the state subsidy is only a temporary measure for the school, Hollingsworth told the newspaper that the funds represented additional time to help save the historic site.
"I'm thrilled we were able to get these much-needed funds to Palomar Mountain School," Hollingsworth said. "It plays such a critical role in the Palomar Mountain community, and I am happy to support it in any way possible. We will continue to work to keep the school open and solve the problem for the long term."
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