On Wednesday night, the Boston School Committee will vote on the district’s recommendation to close two high schools housed in one mammoth building at the city’s outer limits.
Together, West Roxbury Academy (WRA) and Urban Science Academy (USA) occupy the West Roxbury Education Complex (WREC). They’re home to almost 700 students, around 80 teachers and a long history of district restructuring and “fresh starts.”
If approved, these will be the first school closures to take place as part of BuildBPS, the 10-year reworking of the physical and operational footprint of Boston Public Schools, coming at an initial cost of $1 billion.
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