Late-night update: Burckhalter and Sankofa will stay open, at least through the 2008-09 school year. There will be a story in the paper tomorrow.
I came to the board meeting tonight, expecting a large rally outside, and learned that district staff are no longer asking the state administrator to shut down Sankofa Academy and Burckhalter Elementary School.
State Administrator Vince Matthews hasn’t officially decided not to close the schools yet, but he is expected to go with the new recommendation.
Read the new recommendation here. We’ll learn in the next few hours what postponing the decision will really mean.