Whither Roosevelt? BOE Schedules Monday Vote On Re-Use Of East Side Middle School
The 10-member Board of Education (BOE) has scheduled a Monday 2/10 vote on a re-use of the Roosevelt Middle School on the city’s East Side following a public meeting (Courant story) last week at which parents and residents questioned the plan.
Proposed for Roosevelt –the middle school for students who attend Chamberlain and Smith elementary schools — are new uses, including an alternative school-to-work program for high school students and temporary classes for Gaffney School students while that school across town is being renovated.
If approved the “re-purposing” of Roosevelt would send middle schoolers in the East Street area to either Pulaski School on Farmington Avenue or to Slade Middle on Steele Street in the West End. Roosevelt would be closed as a middle school. Teachers and staff would be re-assigned.
In dueling letters to the
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