Boston Public Schools faced massive backlash yesterday from concerned communities after their decision to close three schools.
Interim superintendent Laura Perille announced that the district is planning on closing West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy at the end of this school year and John W. McCormack Middle School at the end of the 2020 school year.
“This plan has nothing humane about it and I can’t get my head around it,” said McCormack teacher Neema Avashia.
Opponents of the closings say the district has no set plan and is only traumatizing students. “BPS hasn’t explained the process of what to do with students and it doesn’t seem like they thought of what to do to help those students transition,” said Maura O’Toole, a parent and BPS employee. “I’m just disappointed.”