Moving forward after decision not to switch Garden HIlls and IPA campuses

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 3:02pm

After input from various stakeholders and two community listening sessions, the discussions surrounding switching students/staff of Garden Hills and International Prep Academy have been discontinued.

Superintendent, Dr. Susan Zola has made the following recommendations to the Board of Education moving forward:

  • Meet with staff from both Garden Hills and IPA to discuss needs at their current locations
  • Engage in community partnerships with those who have offered to assist in turning around the current Garden Hills campus
  • Revisit the Choice assignment process using a 3rd party reviewer
  • Establish a plan for Garden Hills to begin in Fall 2020 regarding additional supports
  • Once final bond sale is completed in January, bring a recommendation to the Board for the Kirby campus project
  • Explore other ways to address middle school capacity and continue discussions about IPA programming

Click the image below to see the full presentaion given by Dr. Susan Zola during the Jan. 13, 2020 board meeting.