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    What goes around, comes around.  When I had the opportunity to serve as the assistant executive director of CEFPI in the late 1970's-80's, school closure was a hot topic.  We worked on hundreds of school closures.  Even though closing schools was very ...

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    One of the best - if not the best - urban planners and holistic thinkers is Steven Bingler. We recently had a conversation about this very topic and how school districts and other public entities should be working together and not against each other ...

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    Having been the planner who had to find school sites when enrollment returned, I was very grateful for the approach the district had taken years earlier when they had surplus sites.  They decided to move their administration into a site, their maintenance ...

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    Thanks, Robert.  One of the consolidation hurdles I suspect we are going to face if we go a developer route with housing is the question: "If you add housing, where will the students go to school if the neighborhood school is demolished?" It is a challenge ...

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    Thank you, Robin. Yes, loss and feelings of "it was fine when I went there" are already being expressed. We too have a first right of refusal element to work through. It is a tough battle when the district is losing students to choice (charter or private) ...

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