The Quest to Fill Hawthorne: Part 384
No, LPS still hasn’t figured out for sure what to do with Hawthorne Elementary, but LPS administrators have made their recommendations: move Bryan Community and throw in some district offices for good measure. I’m particularly amused that Hawthorne’s neighbors are ok with moving Bryan, but they don’t want district offices because “the public schools are already kind of administration heavy”. Keeping district offices out of Hawthorne won’t slow the red tape machine, but I give the neighbors a virtual slap on the back for the effort.
The only thing that concerns me about moving Bryan is that LPS plans to keep Hawthorne in a condition that would allow it to easily transform back into an elementary school should the need arise. That’s great, but then what happens to Bryan? Let’s not turn Bryan into a homeless wanderer that gets uprooted every few years. That’s not good for students, it’s not good for teachers, and it’s not good for public perception of the program. If we’re going to move Bryan, it ought to be with the goal of finding it a permanent home.