District restructuring would close community school after this school year.
ARMATAGE — Families from Armatage Community School and neighborhood residents planned to rally against the program’s closing 5:30 p.m. tonight outside Washburn High School, 201 W. 49th St.
The community school program would end after this school year under a Minneapolis Public Schools restructuring proposal. A Montessori program at the Armatage site would continue.
The Changing School Options plan calls for the district to close five schools, end some programs and reduce transportation costs by keeping students in schools closer to their homes. The changes will save the district an estimated $8.2 million annually.
The School Board vote on Changing School Options is Sept. 22.
The rally was scheduled just prior to a 6:30 p.m. town hall meeting on Changing School Options at Washburn. It will be the last in a series of three town hall meetings where district administrators have described the restructuring and answered questions.
If the plan is approved, Kenny Community School will be the new community school choice for Armatage families.
Click here to learn more about Changing School Options on the district website.
Armatage Community School supporters have their own website: www.savearmatagecommunity.org