Let’s not talk about closing schools. Let’s talk about improving education for all kids and providing better options for Santa Fe Public Schools’ families.
Some of my fellow SFPS Board members may disagree and push for quick decisions. I believe this is a flawed strategy, and that we need to slow down and be extremely thoughtful, and as innovative as possible, in evolving public schools for our children.
The SFPS Board will be talking about this at the October 15 meeting. We need to have this conversation and, critically, we need to commit to a community process that is open, honest, considered and strategic in order to find good solutions for our district’s future.
I will propose creating a community task force to lead this work, dig in and recommend solutions. The task force should gather and consider facts, engage the community with an inclusive process that hears diverse voices and craft innovative solutions for a strong public school future.