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Trustees to discuss closing Westwood Elementary on Tuesday

By Theresa Harrington
Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 6:25 pm in Education, Mt. Diablo school district, Theresa Harrington.

By Theresa Harrington

The Mt. Diablo school board will discuss the idea of closing Westwood Elementary at its Tuesday meeting, according to the staff report released with the agenda.

Here’s what it says:

“The Board voted to close Holbrook Elementary School and Glenbrook Middle School. The Board is considering a new scenario which would close Westwood Elementary School and send the entire Glenbrook Middle School population to El Dorado Middle School and the space made available if Westwood Elementary School closed.

The Board directed the Superintendent to analyze the feasibility of closing Westwood Elementary School and sending the vast majority of its current students to Mt. View Elementary School and a small portion to Monte Gardens Elementary School.

The Board further directed staff to determine a desirable location for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program if Westwood Elementary School is closed.”

This is a board study session, with the discussion listed as an “information item,” meaning no vote will be taken. Trustees may vote on the idea Feb. 22, depending on whether the it seems feasible and there is consensus to move forward with it.

The agenda doesn’t say whether trustees may also discuss the ideas of closing Wren Avenue Elementary or Silverwood Elementary, as previously recommended.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Glenbrook Middle School gym. Hopefully, a PowerPoint presentation outlining the district’s findings will be posted before the meeting begins.

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