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Important Parent Community Meeting Monday April 1, 2019

posted Mar 28, 2019, 8:12 PM by Julie Shue
Good evening Heroes Families,

Following a special board meeting held earlier this afternoon, the Pueblo City Schools Board of Education learned of Superintendent Charlotte Macaluso’s recommendations to close Heroes K-8 and Minnequa Elementary Schools at the end of the school year. The recommendation was reached after a series of community stakeholder meetings that have been ongoing since January this year. No action was taken on the recommendation presented.

Mindful in making her recommendation, Macaluso said “We are facing the fact that we have aging buildings that are in need of costly repair and maintenance. We are combating significant declining enrollment that is exacerbated by online and charter schools. We are facing a mounting pressure by a misguided and flawed state accountability system that focuses primarily on test score performance and discounts other valuable leading indicators of improvement and fails to recognize a “holistic” picture of school quality. We are struggling to compensate our employees and retain teachers in the face of a severe teacher shortage. All this is compounded with the fact that our public schools are severely underfunded.”

The school board will now hold a meeting at our school at the date and time listed below.

- Monday, April 1, 2019
- Location: Heroes K-8 Academy Auditorium
- 6pm - 7:30pm

We invite you to attend this meeting as we move forward in light of this new development.