- Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School and the Hamilton Center
- Webb Elementary and Wheatley Elementary
- Drew Elementary and Shadd Elementary
- Ferebee-Hope and Draper elementary schools
- Adams and Oyster elementary schools
- Montgomery Elementary and a new KIPP public charter school for middle grades
"Our principal has done this completely behind our back," said Pamella Shaw, a fifth-grade teacher at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School in Northeast Washington. Under the proposal, the 264-student school would share its building with the Hamilton Center, which enrolls 100 emotionally disturbed students.The Post has more in a second article.
Shaw said teachers and parents had their own plans to boost enrollment by expanding preschool programs. Teachers would find it difficult to work "with so many students with special needs," she said.
Sabrina Hill, president of the PTA at Webb Elementary in Northeast, said she opposes a proposal to move Wheatley Elementary's 110 students into Webb's building.
"The principal didn't ask us; she told us it was a done deal," Hill said. "I don't think it's a good idea. Our building needs major work, and the school staff isn't prepared to take on another school."