WASHINGTON (WUSA) - Fifteen D.C. schools will consolidate versus the originally proposed 20.
The proposed list was originally published by the District of Columbia Public Schools last November:
http://on.wusa9.com/13I2qoK. After several meetings, some schools are staying open after reconsideration:
- Francis Steven Education Campus (Ward 2)
- Garrison Elementary (2)
- Johnson Middle (8)
- Malcolm X Elementary (8)
- Smothers Elementary (7)
The changes to the list come as a result of partnership ideas, enrollment hopes and safety concerns. They're a part of DCPS chancellor Kaya Henderson's long-term goals to educate children in the district more efficiently. The move will garner $19.5 million savings in programming in its first year.
According to officials, the consolidated schools will stay within the system to be on short-term leases as DCPS continues to look at demographic trends. A transition coordinator will be placed at schools.