Why will HBCSD close a school at the end of the 2019-20 school year?
In accordance with its Fiscal Stability Plan, HBCSD has considered several measures to reduce expenditures to close the $6.9 million budget deficit forecast for 2020-21. With excess capacity in most HBCSD schools, closing a school has been determined to be a viable option to more efficiently use our facilities.
Which HBCSD school is going to close?
The Board of Trustees adopted Resolution S-24-19/20 to establish a School Consolidation Task force Committee to provide a recommendation of two elementary schools for closure by the end of the 2019-20 school year. The Committee's recommendation is advisory only and need not be implemented by the Board. The Committee shall provide a recommendation of up to two (2) Elementary Schools, not later than April 10, 2020, for the Superintendent’s consideration and a timely recommendation for
school closure to the Board of Trustees.
When I will know which school is going to close?
The proposed timeline reflects that a recommendation for school closure will be made to the Board of Trustees not later than April 28, 2020.
What happens if my child's school is closed?
In parallel to the committee's school closure study, District administration will create new school boundary maps for consideration. Once a school is determined to be closed, a new boundary map will be adopted by the Board and will be shared with the community.
What will be the impact of a school closure on HBCSD staff?
It is anticipated that HBCSD staff will be reassigned and positions will be eliminated as a result of a school closure.