Hello Save Old Town School Community!
Some news to share:
Yesterday, two Save Old Town School representatives met informally with two key members of the School's Board of Directors. During the two-hour meeting, both sides asked a lot of questions and did a lot of listening.
The Board members said they now clearly understand and are respectfully reviewing SOTS' objectives of (1) restoring the School to its community-driven roots, (2) putting the 909 W. Armitage sale on hold until the community has been fully included in the decision-making process and (3) establishing the community as a key resource in ongoing efforts to make the School better than ever.
As a next step, they invited SOTS to send a delegation to make a presentation at the Board meeting tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 29). We have accepted the invitation and are hopeful that this will be an important step toward realizing our objectives.
At the meeting tomorrow, we will make a presentation to the full Board and will also provide each member with copies of more than 130 letters we have collected about the sale of 909 W. Armitage and the administration’s failure to engage the School’s students, teachers and friends.
Board representatives tell us that after our presentation, there will be a lengthy closed Board meeting “with a substantive agenda on the topics you (the community) want them to be talking about.” We understand the need for some of these conversations to be private.
In the meantime, SOTS has scheduled a community town hall meeting for Saturday, Dec. 1 - details below. We will keep the community informed as we know more. Thank you for your support and for your commitment to the Old Town School.