I didn't complete my thread on Lowell because of the reaction to the first part. But one of the issues at Lowell that has some parents frantic is the moving of the Special Education services around the building with them getting less room in inconvenient spaces. What would happen to these fragile Special Ed students with so many new students coming in this fall? It would worry you if it were your child.
According to my sources, teachers at Lowell were packing up all of today in order to accommodate those space changes (and to allow for construction of new walls to create more classroom space).
Abruptly they were all called to a staff meeting by Principal King.
He announced that they should stop packing and that this fall's 4th and 5th graders were going to be going to Lincoln. The new principal would go with them.
Apparently parents have not received notification of this change. Maybe they received robo-calls or e-mails tonight. Maybe something will be announced tomorrow. I don't know.
What a lot of change for one school without any parental input.
This seems like a move borne of desperation and I cannot see this turning out well if parents are suddenly getting this sprung on them.
I can't wait to see the press release on this change.