Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mt. Diablo district narrows list of schools it may close to three

By Theresa Harrington from the Contra Costa Times

CONCORD -- Revised recommendations for school closures in the Mt. Diablo district have brought a sense of relief to four schools while leaving three others fearing the worst.

"If you guys do decide to close Glenbrook, I want you to go to the neighborhood and tell them why," Glenbrook Middle School eighth-grader Miriam Zazueta told trustees Tuesday. "I'm not only asking, but I'm begging you to keep Glenbrook open."

After this and many other impassioned pleas from students, parents and teachers, Superintendent Steven Lawrence recommended narrowing the list of possible schools to close from seven to three, with the ultimate goal of closing two. He suggested closing Glenbrook Middle School, along with either Wren Avenue or Holbrook elementary schools in Concord.

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