Parents Express Views on School Closings at Hearings and ‘People’s Meeting’

Weather and Boycotts Hinder Turnout at Some of the 23 Locations

Snowfall hindered commutes for many area residents, but some parents braved the elements to support or decry a plan to close 23 schools at one of the 23 simultaneous hearings held Thursday evening. The Coalition to Save Our Schools held a “People’s Meeting” at the same time to protest the proposal and the scattered hearing arrangement. Click here on the name of schools targeted for closing for details on some of the hearings held around the District: Brookland and Bunker Hill Elementary Schools (Ward 5), Burroughs Elementary School (Ward 5), Gibbs Elementary School (Ward 6), J.F. Cook Elementary School (Ward 5), M.M. Washington High School and Special Education Center (Ward 5), Meyer Elementary School (Ward 1) and Wilkinson Elementary School (Ward 8). Click here to read background on the plan to close Clark Elementary School in Ward 4 and a complete list of sites.