Seattle schools supt. wants to close Pinehurst K-8 school
According to the Seattle Times, Superintendent José Banda is recommending the closure Pinehurst K-8, Seattle’s oldest alternative school.
He says low enrollment and high costs of operating the program are factors leading to his decision.
The Times reports enrollment at the school has dropped from 273 students in 2005, to about 150 this year. That doesn’t include about 30 children in a special education preschool at the north Seattle school.
To read more about the possible closure of Pinehurst, click on the Seattle Times story.