Wednesday, December 15, 2010

School committee set to vote on school closings tonight

The Boston School Committee is slated to vote on closing or merging nearly 20 schools at tonight's meeting at English High.

The Globe has an article about the Agassiz community feeling betrayed about being on the closure list since their test scores appeared to be improving and some facilities work had been completed.

If the Agassiz does close, the Lyndon may have to take 60 students from that school, according to this article from the West Roxbury Transcript. Other schools with empty seats in the west zone (as well as other zones) may also have extra students next year, but it doesn't sound like they're talking about increasing class size.

1 comment:

swalter4669 said...

Hello to all you parents "braving the lottery" at Boston Public Schools! I wanted to let you know of a new engagement platform that BPS is currently piloting: it's called Community PlanIt. This is an online engagement game made by the Engagement Game Lab at Emerson College for BPS parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members.

From September 15, 2011 through October 20, 2011, BPS is using Community PlanIt as a way to engage stakeholders in long-range, city-wide planning as it thinks toward the future. The feedback we receive will be considered when making future policy decisions in the Boston Public Schools. You can sign on to participate as often as you like, from any place that has access to the Internet. We hope you will share your thoughts about BPS by completing all the activities, interacting with other users, and spending your in-game tokens on the issues that matter to you most.

There will be an in-person meeting at English High on October 20th at 6pm. Come together with other players to devise a plan for moving forward. Oh, and a brand new Nook e-reader will be raffled off to one of the top fifty point earners.

I think Community PlanIt would be a great way to bring up concerns surrounding the lottery process at BPS and engage in meaningful conversation with those at the center of it.

Spread the word!