Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Moore Elementary off the chopping block?

PSD press release

Quote: "Dr. Wilson met Tuesday after school with Moore Elementary School’s staff to assure them he will not recommend that their school be closed."

This looks like a victory for the many community activists who attended the various forums across the District, and peppered the Coloradoan with letters. The diversity and vitality of Moore Elementary was well worth defending. In that same article, it documents that the "enrollment steering committee" is recommending building two schools: one in Wellington and one in SE Fort Collins. I suppose the one in Wellington is reasonable, but I hope Dr. Wilson and the School Board consider the SE school with a skeptical eye - it seems hard to me to support building a new school when there are so many vacant seats across the District. I'm somewhat encouraged by this quote from the press release, "His recommendation may vary from that of the committee."