Confidential document lists dozens of possible closings, consolidations

by thenotebook on Jun 25 2011 Posted in Latest news

by Benjamin Herold and Dale Mezzacappa

District officials have identified more than 20 schools as prime targets for closure next year, according to a confidential document (part 1, 2, 3, 4) obtained by the Notebook and authenticated by a District spokesperson.

For months, District officials have declared that they were not far enough along in their planning to share school-specific recommendations with the public. But the comprehensive 35-page “options report,” dated March 18, details a preliminary but sweeping strategy based around 84 possible action steps including school closures, consolidations, boundary changes, and grade reconfigurations.

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