At the behest of the community, the School Reform Commission has voted to table approving the district's policies to move ahead with policies that would allow the district to close, sell or demolish old or underused buildings.
The district plans to close up to 50 of their buildings over the next three years. School consolidations, grade configurations and lease terminations will help them achieve that goal.
Parent Cecelia Thompson pleaded with the Commission this afternoon to allow more time and opportunity for public input before they put their final stamp on the policy.
"We are the ones who have to live with this," she said of residents.
Commissioner Joseph Dworetzky said her pleas "struck a chord" with him because of the "accelerated timeline" the policy had been presented to the Commission and public. He pushed to have the resolutions SRC-37 and SCR-38, the dsitrict's "rightsizing policy" and "adaptive reuse policy," respectively.
"I encourage you to see what kind of things can be done before the SRC votes on it," he said to Danielle Floyd who's overseeing the facilities plan.
Stay tuned for more from the SRC.