Thursday, March 20, 2008

John Burroughs Elementary parents not too happy with plan for school

Parents of students at John Burroughs Elementary School are frustrated with the plan to change the school to a pre-K through eighth grade school.
"In less than five months, we're supposed to implement a pre-K through eight plan beginning with extending to accommodate seventh graders," said parent activist Maria Jones.

The plan is to change it to a pre-K through seventh school next year, and add eighth grade within two years. The school was slated for closure but will be kept open.

"I would suggest that she take a year to form an exploratory team and really research and put things in place so it could be implemented properly," Jones said.

A small group of parents who passed out fliers and held a press conference in front of the school Tuesday morning said Rhee is moving too quickly.

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