The school board criticized and opposed a district proposal to change the theme of the Garrett Morgan Academy from engineering to service, focused on community service, on Wednesday night.
School board member Vincent Arrington voted on a measure approving the sale of the old School 5, described by a prominent developer as a sweetheart deal, that was brokered by his brother-in-law.
The school board approved the five-year teachers’ contract with 3-percent annual pay increase on Wednesday night.
The school district is shuffling 11 preschool classrooms – including closing down 3 classrooms at School 10 — for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year.
The Young Men’s Leadership Academy, a failing all-boys school, is being targeted for a “turnaround” effort by the school district.
In an effort to get students reading on grade level, the city’s school district is launching a $3.9 million reading program for K-5 grades in the 2018-19 school year.
The city’s school district is looking to experiment with enrichment programs for students at three elementary schools in the 2018-19 school year in an effort to boost attendance and improve academic performance.