The result would be funny if it wasn't such a serious issue affecting many teachers, staff and families. The PI article, West Seattle schools 'merger' letters set, gives us these words of wisdom:
"No formal merger is planned"
"the two schools would have to work together to find common ground between the two programs and integrate them"
"see it [Pathfinder] adapt and blend elements from Cooper's traditional K-5 program"
"the resulting school at the Cooper site would still be an alternative K-8 school"
So, it sounds like we have an informal merger, which is really more of an integration with blending. Clear?
The district is promising letters home to parents next week to "clarify" this further. I assume this is the same letter that was promised, but never delivered, this week. It must be difficult to write a letter that can further clarify the already clarified clarification of Raj's recommendation.