Saturday, April 15, 2017

DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENT on closing of Kennedy High School

At the April 10 Board of Education meeting, the Board reconsidered the topic of closing Kennedy High School and combining into Truman High School. The vote to approve the high school merger passed 4-3.

The vote puts into action a two-year closure/combination process.

Specific information will be published soon to help inform parents and students about the process for our current eighth-grade students (next year's ninth graders) and much more.

The district leadership teams are meeting to finalize the plans for the first year of the high school combine process (the 2017-2018 school year when all ninth graders are housed at Truman High School).

In the near future, opportunities will exist for students, parents, sports boosters, band boosters, PTO/PTA groups, alumni association, and members of the community to work with administration on the important tasks of renaming and rebranding what the unified high school will be called when the merger is fully complete in the 2018-2019 school year. At that time, all high school students will be on what is now the Truman High School Campus.

The district administration will make sure to publicize opportunities for parent and community input as soon as these meetings are scheduled.

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