continued “I heard [annex principals] Mr. Potter and Mr. Davis say a month or so ago they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make this work,” Van Ness said. “Well, just because they can make it work doesn’t mean it can work better.”
Van Ness said he spoke to student as well as administrators at the annex to come to his decision.
Van Ness initially suggested splitting the proposal so that the board could vote separately on the K-5/6-8 shift and the change at the high school, but the rest of the board rejected the idea.
The board emphasized that the grade reconfiguration is not a done deal.
“What I hope is not going to get reported in the news or anywhere else is that today, we determined that a grade reconfiguration will take place,” said board member Stacy Balduf, who also served on the Grade Reconfiguration Committee. “This is part of a process. This is the beginning. There are two more sections.”
The next step is for the Building Usage Committee to meet to determine the next step. That meeting has not yet been scheduled.