Ok, enough of the attacks, put downs and complaining. Let's get down to what could be REAL options.
Believe it or not, I know some of the board members read this blog, as do many community members. The hits show hundreds of unique visits, just not as much interaction. But that's ok, we know people are reading.
So when I read the Times article recapping the meeting last night, I noticed this idea from retired teacher, Skip Weinstock:
Weinstock proposed another new idea: Keeping Glenbrook sixth-graders at elementary schools and moving Glenbrook seventh- and eighth-graders to El Dorado.
Couldn't that be the best of all worlds? It seems to me the school closure subject is hottest around Concord where there are many elementary schools with empty classrooms. This is one reason most likely, the idea to close Westwood came up. So why not keep all those 6th graders at their home elementary schools. What are the elementary schools that feed into both Glenbrook and El Dorado, is there room, that instead of closing or moving an entire student body, they can simply retain their students one additional year?
Wouldn't this keep Westwood intact with their special ed and deaf learning environments? Wouldn't the 7-8th graders from Glenbrook still fit at El Dorado (in the proposed plan it was insinuated they would).
Interesting idea, and this is what we need. Ideas, thinking outside the box.
What are your ideas?