HILLCREST MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THE OTHER 5 SCHOOLS SLATED FOR CLOSURE WILL STAY OPEN AFTER THIS YEAR!
Thank you PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS, and STAFF for your tireless work voting, protesting, educating yourselves, organizing and speaking up at board meetings to work towards this amazing outcome.
"Resolution No. 2223-0036 - Rescission of School Consolidations for 2022-23" (attached) passed last night saving 6 schools, including Hillcrest 6-8, from closure at the end of this year. The resolution states that these schools should be immediately reinstated for enrollment for the 23/24 school year. Hillcrest families (& Mr. Canton!) showed up at the school board special meeting on zoom and in-person, including a guest appearance from our 7th grade boys basketball team post-practice [pictured with newly elected School Board President Mike Hutchinson and Hillcrest siblings, shortly after the vote].
There will be more to figure out in the days to come. But for now, let's celebrate a hard-won victory and enjoy the relief and joy on behalf of our current and future middle-schoolers and their families, teachers and staff.
With love and gratitude to our Hillcrest K-8 and larger OUSD communities.