City Paper is not for tourists
Still waiting for Hizzoner to show up here at Ron Brown Middle School in Northeast, but school honchos have passed out a press release detailing their school closure plans.
The skinny: Six schools will remain open. They are Bruce Monroe ES, Burroughs ES, Smothers ES, Brown JHS, Shaw JHS, and today’s host, Ron Brown Middle.
But! Four have been added to the closure list. They are Benning ES, Park View ES, Garnet-Patterson MS, and Merritt MS.
The early read is that this is a big win for Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and a blow to Ward 1’s Jim Graham. Evans fought hard to keep Shaw open, and Graham is getting two additional schools closed.
More to come.