Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Rebuilding Jeff-Houston

Here's a bulletin from Alexandria City Public Schools outlining solutions to the problems identified recently with Jefferson-Houston's facilities:

Jefferson-Houston School for Arts and Academics

In February, the School Board's Facilities Committee heard public input on the current Jefferson-Houston physical plant. The consensus was that a school should remain on the current site, but several issues and suggestions for improvement were discussed. The ACPS staff was asked to respond with a series of options, including renovation of the existing building, construction of a new school and demolition of the existing building, and the possible incorporation of central office functions on the current site.

View the options at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2007/nr20070427a_jh.pdf (334K PDF).

The Growler isn't so sure there really was an overwhelming consensus to keep the school in place, but let's not quibble. We know ACPS and the School Board need a Jefferson-Houston where it's at.

So with these options on the table, what do readers think?