Monday, April 11, 2011

Save Our Historic Schools in the Highland Area

The Caddo Parish School Board’s Vision 2020 Plan currently calls for the closure of one of Highland’s historic neighborhood elementary schools, Creswell Elementary, and the demolition of the other one, Barret Elementary. HRA’s next General Membership Meeting is on Tuesday, April 12th at 6pm and will feature school board representative Charlotte Crawley. She will present the school board’s plan and hold a Q & A session; Columbia Cafe will be catering as well. If you are concerned about preserving Highland’s historic schools, please plan to attend this meeting and voice your opinions to Ms. Crawley and the rest of the school board.

There has been much disapproval surrounding the closing of Creswell and Barrett Elementary Schools in the Highland area.

"Caddo Federation of Teachers President Jackie Lansdale says this would all have a negative affect in the classroom.
"Making sure we have good qualified teachers in our classrooms should be our priority, and that doesn't appear to be that." She said, "We would take a very dim view of the school board beciding to take away these things from teachers and school employees."

The proposed changes would be phased in over three years, beginning next year, but The School Board can modify the plan.

12 April 6pm -8pm

Randle T Moore Center
3101 Fairfield Ave
Shreveport, LA

For more information, please email: HRA

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