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Danny
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 6:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here we go again. A DPS Board member may change its vote. Lots of angry Detroit parents and teachers will cry foul!




DETROIT -- There is an important meeting
Wednesday for parents in Detroit.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Marting Luther King High School.

The school board will discuss the revised realignment plan for the 2007 and 2008 school year. A number of schools are slated to be closed, but the final plan is still up in the air.


On March 23, the proposed plan calling for the closing of 35 Detroit-area schools and eight buildings was voted down, 6-5, by the school board, board president the Rev. Jimmy Womack said.

Womack said voting the plan down creates issues such as teacher layoffs and bond holders demanding immediate payment in millions of dollars of bonds.

The following was the recommended list that was voted down:

Elementary Schools --
Atkinson
Berry
Brady
Clinton
Courville
Dossin - Fall 2008 (c)
Fairbanks
Genesis
Greenfield Park
Guyton - Fall 2008 (c)
Hanneman
Healy International
Kosciusko
MAAT Imhotep
Mason
McGregor
Monnier
Northwest ELC - Fall 2008 (c)
Von Steuben

K-8 Schools --
Angelou, Maya
Cadillac
Cooper
Curtis - Fall 2008 (c)
Detroit Open - Fall 2008 (c)
Grant
Sherrard

Middle Schools --
Hancock Center
Joy
Miller
Phoenix

High Schools --
Communication/Media Arts - Fall 2008 (c)
Mackenzie
Millennium
Redford

Note: (c) School originally recommended for closure, will remain open on the condition that it meets specific academic achievement, student enrollment or retention targets within one year. If the school does not meet these targets, the school will automatically close in June 2008.

Detroit Public Schools 2007-2008 Realignment Plan Recommendations
Program Relocation and Building Closures (Total = 8; Fall 2007 = 8; Fall 2008 = 0)

Barsamian - Program relocates to Detroit City building with Hancock students as K-12 Center
Bates Academy - Program relocates to Beaubien building
Crosman Alternative - Program relocates to Hutchins building as 7-12 program
Detroit International Academy - Program relocates to Northern HS building as 7-12 program
Douglass Academy - Program relocates to Murray-Wright HS building as 7-12 program
Sampson - Program relocates to Webber building
Stewart - Program relocates to MacCulloch building as New K-8 learning opportunity
Twain, Mark - Program relocates to Boynton building

Program Closure Or Relocation and Building Remains Open (Total = 17; Closures = 15; Relocations = 2)

Beaubien - Program closure (Bates program moves into building)
Boynton - Program closure (Mark Twain program moves into building)
Detroit City Alternative- Program relocation (program moves into Longfellow building)
Greenfield Union - Program closure/reconstitution (New PK-8 learning opportunity within building)
Hutchins - Program relocation (Crosman program moves into building)
Jordan -Program closure (New I(-8 !earning opportunity within building)
Lessenger - Program closure (Dixon Intermediate Magnet School moves into building)
Longfellow - Program closure (Detroit City Alternative moves into building)
MacCulloch - Program closure (New K-8 learning opportunity within building)
McMichael - Program closure (Hutchins program moves into building as New K-8)
McNair - Program closure/reconstitution (New 6-8 learning opportunity within building)
Munger - Program closure (New K-6 learning opportunity within building)
Murray-Wright - Program closure (Douglass Academy 7-12 program moves into building)
Nolan - Program closure/reconstitution (New K-8 learning opportunity within building)
Northern - Program closure (Detroit International Acad. 7-12 program moves into building)
Ruddiman - Program closure (Building re-opens as Cody 9" Grade Academy)
Webber - Program closure (Sampson program moves into building)

Building Remains Open - New Program Or Grade Adjustment (Total = 13)

Chadsey - Program reconfigures from 9-12 into New 7-12 learning opportunity
Cleveland - Program reconfigures from 6-8 into New 7-12 learning opportunity
Cody 9th Grade Academy - New learning opportunity within former Ruddiman building
Dixon - Program reconfigures from K-8 into Primary and Intermediate programs in two buildings
Drew - Program reconfigures from 6-8 into New K-8 learning opportunity
Emerson - Program reconfigures from PK-8 into PK-5
Farwell - Program reconfigures from 6-8 into 5-8
Higgins - Program reconfigures from PK-5 into PK-6
Hutchinson - Program reconfigures from PK-5 into PK-6
Parker - Program reconfigures from PK-5 into PK-8
Southwestern- Program-reconfigures from 9-12 into New 7-12 learning opportunity
Van Zile - Program reconfigures from PK-5 into PK-4
White ES - Program reconfigures from PK-5 into PK-6

School Buildings Removed From Premilinary Closure List (Total = 16)
1. Barbour - Remains open
2. Birney - Remains open with an expanded attendance boundary
3. Butzel - Remains open
4. Chadsey - Remains open as a reconfigured 7-12 program
5. Cleveland - Remains open as a New 7-12 learning opportunity
6. Detroit City High - Building re-opens as the Barsamian Preparatory K-12 Center
7. Fisher Magnet @ Burbank - Remains open with an expanded attendance boundary
8. Higgins - Remains open as a reconfigured PK-6
9. Holmes, O.W. - Remains open
10. Hutchinson - Remains open as a reconfigured PK-6 program
11. Longfellow - Building re-opens as Detroit City High
12. MacDowell - Remains open
13. Macomb - Remains open
14. McNair - Building re-opens as a New 6-8 learning opportunity
15. Thirkell - Remains open with an expanded attendance boundary
16. Trix - Remains open

THIS IS NOT FAIR!
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Homer
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 9:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

School Board Passes closing during police raid on audience. Sad to see..............


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Ray1936
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Post Number: 1310
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 9:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Five years from now, these vacated schools will lie in ruins. Lowell will start a new "Forgotten Schools of Detroit" photo essay.

Seriously, I hope that at least a few of these buildings will find a new 'career'.

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