District takes first steps toward facilities overhaul

by Benjamin Herold

The School District has announced its first steps to “rightsize” the District’s physical plant, setting in motion a new facilities master plan that is expected to close as many as 50 buildings. No schools will be closed in the 2011-12 school year, but officials said they intend to cut 35,000 seats by 2014. “This is not the right time to just launch into closing buildings … unless you have a good plan,” said Deputy Superintendent Leroy Nunery in April.

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