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The Gilbert Public School Board should be ashamed of itself for the blatant disregard for the views of the parents and students affected in this decision. Not only have they provided minimal (and often contradictory) information regarding the justification for the closure, they strategically delayed the vote until well after 11pm. They were well aware that the vast majority of the attendees last night were present specifically for this debate/vote. Most parents left due to the late hour and/or frustration over the empty excuses used to justify the dismantling of the highest performing junior high school in the district.
Unfortunately, the 7th grade students of GJHS will face the repercussions of this decision. Apparently, there is zero regard for good performance. These students will be FORCED to attend 4 SCHOOLS in 4 YEARS during arguably the most formative years of their lives. But, hey, an alternative school needs their space...
I would question which "denominator" the Gilbert School Board is striving toward, but it is already evident it is not the "highest".
7 months ago