Classic. The facilities steering committee holds several three-hour-long public workshops, at each of which the dominant sentiment is not to close any schools. It then holds one final grand community workshop, which hundreds of people attend, to present four scenarios – three of which would close schools, though none of which would close only Hoover Elementary. Again the clear favorite was the scenario that closed no schools. So what does the committee recommend? Close Hoover, and possibly two other schools as well.
What’s worse than a public body that ignores public sentiment? One that solicits it endlessly before ignoring it.
Previous posts here and here.