Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Public forums on school closings

According to the Common Denominator the District will hold six public forums on the topic of school consolidation over the coming week.
Among issues to be addressed by school officials at the public meetings, according to today's announcement, are enrollment trends and projections, facility conditions, consolidation program objectives and possible alternative uses for schools that are closed.

The first of the public forums is scheduled for March 29 at McKinley Technology High School, 151 T St. NE, and will focus on senior high schools. A second forum, on March 30, will be held at Kelly Miller Middle School, 301 49th St. NE, and will focus on the superintendent's plan to convert junior high schools to middle schools.

Four of the forums will focus on elementary schools. They will be held on April 3 at Noyes Elementary School, 2925 10th St. NE; April 4 at Patterson Elementary, 4399 South Capitol Terrace SW; April 5 at Thomas Elementary, 650 Anacostia Road NE; and April 6 at Janney Elementary, 4130 Albemarle St. NW.

All six forums are schedule to begin at 6 p.m.

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