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According to the Washington Business Journal, more than 150 people attended a pre-bidder information session to learn more about eleven former D.C. school sites that are now up for redevelopment. Mayor Adrian Fenty announced his request for proposals in late December. The article talks about a few hurdles he might face in this entire process:
Leaders from a number of charter schools, including Capital City Public Charter School and Washington Yu Ying Public Charter, a new Chinese language immersion school, attended the meeting.
Members of the D.C. Council are also unhappy with the prospect of selling off old schools.
Councilman Tommy Thomas, D-Ward 5, whose district has lost more schools than any other ward under Rhee, submitted legislation that would tighten the process of selling or leasing city property.