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By 1971, there were suggestions that Pease should be closed.  In an effort to save the school, Principal Ruth Williams worked with the Travis County Historical Commission to secure a historic marker for the building.

Talk of closure continued, but the PTA helped mobilize efforts to save Pease.  At a School Board meeting in 1973, the PTA President, Mrs. Della Garcia, pointed out that Pease was one of the best ethnically balanced schools in the district, and applauded its small-school atmosphere.  Three months later, at a meeting attended by many parents and students, the School Board voted to keep Pease open.

Today Pease Elementary is the oldest continuously operating public school in the State of Texas.

Source: Ruth Lynn Williams, Proudly She Serves (1976), pp.21-23.