The Troy School Board of Education has been deliberating for weeks over which elementary school to close in Troy due to budget constraints. Throughout the process, parents, students and teachers from each school fought hard to keep their school open, but ultimately, the board had to make a decision. Troy School 12 closes June 30, 2011.
Over 70 parents, students and teachers stood before the board Wednesday night, March 23rd, for almost 3 hours to give testimony as to why School 12 in Troy should not be closed.
Despite some very powerful arguments, ranging from the size of the school (school 12 is apparently the largest in the district with over 500 students) to the amount of jobs that will be lost to the possibility of decreased parent involvement in the classroom and many others… the school board decision was 7-2 in favor of closing School 12.
So what will happen to students of School 12? Well, there are a couple of options on the table. Troy has 4 other elementary schools, over which the School 12 students can be dispersed. The board is also considering redistricting all of the elementary schools. A decision has yet to be made either way.
What do you think is the best solution for the students of School 12?