Susan B. Anthony Community Meeting Specific Questions

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Below are the answers to the Susan B. Anthony Elementary specific questions asked at the February 5th Community Forum. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page for our universal list of question and answers. 

 

What is the district doing to address concerns at John Still?

The decision to close Freeport Elementary School was made in conjunction with plans to reconfigure the two John Still campuses – an elementary school and a middle school – into one K-8 school. Despite the challenges caused by the changes, John Still’s leadership team is working hard to engage parents, boost student learning and improve school climate through the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. The school also has a new safety plan developed in conjunction with the Sacramento Police Department.

What will become of the Hmong Immersion Program at Susan B. Anthony if the school closes?

SCUSD’s Hmong Immersion Program was the first of its kind in California when it opened in September 2011. SCUSD remains dedicated to the groundbreaking program. If Susan B. Anthony closes, the Hmong Immersion Program will move to another campus.

Has the school district considered the impact on enrollment of new home developments in the area around Susan B. Anthony?

SCUSD staff is continuing to study the possible impacts that new construction may have in the south area and throughout the district in the future. In the present, our district is struggling with declining enrollment that has left many of our elementary schools under-enrolled.

Why are you recommending the closure of more schools in South Sacramento than in other areas of the district?

Of the 11 elementary schools recommended for closure, six are located north of Fruitridge Road and five are located south of Fruitridge Road.