In the realm of school board meetings, tomorrow is an important night.
- State Administrator Vincent Matthews decides whether to close Sankofa Academy and Burckhalter Elementary, as his staff recommends, or to give the schools a chance to improve and attract more students.
- The board, with its new powers, decides whether to shrink Hillcrest’s boundaries and change the attendance lines for all of the district’s middle schools — or to wait.
David Kakishiba, the board president, told me today that he feels the board needs to re-evaluate its policies about boundaries and enrollment before making such a decision.
“It’s probably inevitable there’s going to be some boundary changes, but I think proposing boundary changes without first having the policy discussion is sort of going backward,” he said.
We’ll see what happens.