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The fact is that the former school board broke the law and the current board corrected that by rescinding the vote from Oct. 2. The current capacity of the schools in Gilbert based on enrollment on January 8, 2013 is 95% in our elementary schools, 93% in our junior high schools and 102% in our high schools. The boundaries in the GPS district are a mess and should be fixed prior to looking at closing any school. Additionally, facts and data must be obtained before looking to expand a school. The program may be amazing for some students but the fact is that the retention is less than 50% over the 5 years they have been opened and it costs more to educate a student there than another campus which means that the community is paying more to educate a select few. The district should have asked for much more evaluation and data prior to this decision, and the current board, by establishing a committee to evaluate the strategic plan action items, made a difficult but right decision for the entire GPS district.
Thank you, Michelle Reese, for writing an accurate fact based article.
4 months ago