Thursday, November 4, 2010
Bernadeia Johnson Announces Plan to Press Reset Button on North High
Post and videos by the Hawthorne Hawkman
POST COMPLETE. All video footage from the press conference has been uploaded and added.
Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson called a press conference this morning to announce plans for North High. The buzz was that she would continue with the plans to phase out the existing North High, but there was speculation that somehow the school would be saved. After all, if plans to close were moving ahead as previously announced, why call a press conference to remind the community that you're doing something incredibly unpopular?
In essence, her plan now involves closing down the existing North High, phasing out current enrollment, working with the community on a plan during 2011, and re-opening a new North High for incoming freshmen in 2012, then adding a grade each year.
Plenty of news media were there, and the Strib and KSTP at least have articles and some footage up already. But the initial details were broken first on the NXNS Twitter feed, proving once again the speed and agility of non-traditional media.
More video footage will follow after the jump, as soon as it's done uploading on youtube...