BuildBPS Meeting in Jamaica Plain on Jan. 10

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The community is invited to a public meeting to discuss the Boston Public Schools' BuildBPS plan on Jan. 10 at English High School.

Interim Superintendent Laura Perille, a Jamaica Plain resident, and school committee members will be on hand to discuss the plan, its impacts on neighborhoods and to answer questions.

The BuildBPS plan calls for some old schools to close, new schools to be built, and other schools to expand, including growing the amount of K-6 schools. Jamaica Plain's Manning School wants to be one of the schools to add a sixth grade.

In December the school committee voted to close the former West Roxbury High School building, which houses Urban Science Academy and West Roxbury Academy.

At the time of the vote, only one school committee member abstained from that vote, Regina Robinson, and she was replaced on the committee by Mayor Walsh later in the month. All of the other committee members voted to close the schools.

The Jamaica Plain BuildBPS event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged by clicking here. Childcare and interpretation services will be available. Registration for the event starts at 5:45 pm and the event will begin at 6:30 pm.

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