Soon, the School Closure Committee will be voting on their recommendation to take the board. Since our last topic covering school closures got heated and garnered almost 150 comments, I thought I'd start fresh here, and be sure that people get themselves up to speed.
REMINDER: There is a School Closure Committee Meeting Monday, December 13th.
REMINDER: Agendas, Minutes and Presentations are all available ONLINE
REMINDER: Any scenario may be chosen, and all schools were evaluated based on criteria set forth
REMINDER: There is a public comment period at the closure committee meetings
Did you read the Times article whereas Theresa Harrington outlined the committee proposals to be voted on? You can see that online here
Everything listed is on the table folks. But please don't just get hostile, and think your school shouldn't be closed because it's "best." These school closures will impact many, and no one wants THEIR school closed. It will surely impact the intradistrict transfers, and it will impact neighborhoods. It may require some re-drawing of school boundaries and it may require some outside the box thinking. So instead of getting hostile, help come up with a better solution. Take your anger to Sacramento.
Someone said something in a previous thread that parents should be able to have their voices heard even this early in the process - folks - this is NOT early. This is nearing the end. Again, with everything else, and I know I know - it's my pet peeve - but with everything else, no one pays attention until it might impact them. I guess it's human nature, but I hope it's a wake up call that these budget cuts are very real. They will hurt across all schools, all demographics and many families. School closures are happening across the state, we aren't the only ones. But be part of the solution, not a problem.