According to the original timeline, the list of potential closures was going be created Oct. 2 and 3, and released the following week. But now, the school board isn’t even scheduled to vote on the proposed closure criteria until Oct. 8. Staff haven’t determined when the school names will be made public, Flint said.
In other closure news: You might have seen a “Keep Kaiser Elementary Open” petition circulating online — apparently, because the high-performing hills school is smaller than the district’s “optimal size” of 360 for elementary schools (Kaiser Elementary had 252 students in 2007-08, according to the California Department of Education). Some parents started a blog about it, too.
Flint says it’s just a rumor, and that staff have yet to create the list to begin with. I’m sure a little preemptive organizing couldn’t hurt, though.
When do you think the district should release the names of the schools being considered for closure?
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