UPDATE 5/16: Here’s the story that ran today.
Faith Ringgold School of Arts and Science supporters were out in force last night, and for no small reason. The superintendent is recommending closing the school to save more than $700,000. That’s the single largest source of $1.5 million in cuts that Supt. Janis Duran said need to be made regardless of what news comes from the state next week. Duran’s not alone in her recommendation — 60 percent of the the Fiscal Integrity and Transparency Advisory Group recommend its closure, 27 percent voted “yes, but modify” the plan, no members voted against it and 13 percent were undecided.
Trustee Jesus Armas said the board “needs a philosophical concurrence” in making decisions such as this one, because without that, “it’s just numbers, dollars and cents.”
That’s what the board’s special meeting earlier this afternoon was aimed at, a discussion of goals and the like.
We’ll have a story on Faith Ringgold in the next couple of days. Board will decide at the May 25 meeting.
Also, item H.6, the one about forming a community interview panel for the superintendent search, passed. Details to be ironed out.