Community voices their concerns about closing of East High School

Created: 04/10/2014 11:13 PM WHEC.com

It was one more chance for parents, teachers and faculty to find a way to save East High School.

Another public meeting was held Thursday night, that gave people the chance to voice their opinions and hear the different options for the school.

Those include converting East High to a charter school, or allowing SUNY to provide the education for students there.

Juliani Canales, an East High 11th grader said, "We spend more time with our teachers than our parents. This high school means everything for us and like he said, maybe if you give us another opportunity."

Van White, the RCSD School Board President said, "We're not going to fix this problem just by new teachers, new administrators, we've got to have a new sense of engagement and involvement by parents."

The state has threatened to close the school if the district doesn't come up with a plan to improve it. The district is required to submit its plan by the end of the month.

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