School board votes tonight
Minneapolis school board is going to vote tonight on which schools will close in June, Star Tribune reported.
Five of the schools are on the North Side and one is on the southeast side of Minneapolis. Most of the schools are on the list because of poor test score results and a short in funding to keep them open. The district has enough room for 50,000 but enrollment is down to 37,000 right now and the schools are closing to make it closer to the enrollement numbers.
However, neighborhood leaders express a sense of racism in list of schools on the list, which most are attended by mostly minorities. Neighborhood folks are upset because it decreases the middle-class in their neighborhoods, which has been moving to the suburbs.
More schools are to close in 2008, which the school board hopes to make a list of this summer.