[Updated 3/3, 7:53 p.m.] Community responses to the School District's recommendations on school closings got underway Saturday morning, starting with a drum circle and rap by students from E.M. Stanton Elementary, one of the schools District staff has proposed to shut down.
The all-day series of public hearings, covering 10 schools, was streamed live.
The Notebook provided online coverage, summarizing the District's position on why each school should be closed, highlighting comments from the community on each plan, and any response from the commissioners.
The hearing schedule was:
8:30-9:30 a.m. E.M. Stanton Elementary
9:30-10:30 a.m. Harrison Elementary
10:30-11:30 a.m. Pepper Middle
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FitzSimons High closure, grade reconfiguration at Rhodes High
1-2 p.m. Sheppard Elementary
2-3 p.m. Philadelphia HS for Business
3-4 p.m. Sheridan West Academy Middle
4-5 p.m. Drew Elementary
5-6 p.m. Levering Elementary
6-7 p.m. AMY Northwest relocation to Levering site