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Feb 6, 2013 10:35 PM by Connie Murphy

D-11 school closures approved

Breaking News - The D-11 board just voted 6-1 to close the schools.

Here is the information just released by the school district:

The Board of Education voted on the recommendations brought forward by staff as a result of the Optimization of Utilization Plan. The final vote this evening was in favor of the following:

Consolidate from five to four comprehensive high schools, close Wasson High School and integrate students into Coronado, Doherty, Mitchell, and Palmer.

Open an Early College, Career, and Alternative Education Center at the Wasson location; consolidate current alternative, career pathway, and adult and family education programs.

This consideration provides a single location for D11 alternative programs: Tesla, Bijou, Night School, Digital, Achieve K-12, Homebound and Home School, Adult and Family Education, and Career Pathway programs (including auto, hospitality, medical, and ProStart).

Resolve the Monroe Elementary School detached boundary. There is no impact on students.

Close Bates Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School; integrate students into Jackson, Edison, Audubon, and Fremont Elementary Schools.

D-11 will now begin working on the process to transition students from Lincoln,Bates, Wasson and alternative schools into their new schools.

We will have a live report with all the latest details at 10pm.

 

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