By Theresa Harrington
I received the following press release this morning about Westwood Elementary plans to turn out for tonight’s Mt. Diablo school board meeting to oppose the school’s closure and to join a march to the district office on Wednesday:
“In response to the sudden possible closure announcement the Westwood Elementary School Community is calling for support at the MDUSD 7PM meeting at Glenbrook on Tuesday February 15 as well as a call to action rally and march from Concord High School to the board for February 16 at 2PM.
This award-winning ‘Distinguished’ rated school has been home to the largest elementary special ed classes for the deaf and has an unequalled reputation and ability to attract students and supportive parents to the community. They need your help to avoid a sudden disbandment and displacement despite not being suggested for closure in a careful set of full reviews of the district. They have served our children for generations and now they need you to help save the future generations of Westwood graduates.”
Do you agree with Board President Gary Eberhart’s suggestion to close Westwood and send its students to Mountain View Elementary, making way for Glenbrook Middle School students to attend Westwood as an adjunct campus to El Dorado Middle School in Concord?