You'll recall that in February, trustees decided to close seven elementary campuses in the district because of falling enrollment, requiring about 2,300 students to attend other schools.
The campuses to close in the fall are Washington, Maple, Collis P. Huntington, Fruit Ridge, Joseph Bonnheim, Mark Hopkins and Clayton B. Wire. Most students are expected to attend their newly designated home schools.
This week, yet another shoe is set to drop.
At Mark Hopkins Elementary, the designated replacement campuses were to be either John Bidwell or John Sloat elementary.
On Thursday night, Superintendent Jonathan P. Raymond is recommending, instead, that the board convert Rosa Parks Middle School, which is adjacent to Mark Hopkins, to a K-8 campus.
If trustees agree, Mark Hopkins elementary students won't have to travel far to attend school in the fall. But they'll also be attending school in an older, k-8 setting.
The backdrop to this is a rally by the Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education set for 4:30 p.m., in advance of nighttime board meeting.
The coalition, www.savesacramentopublicschools.org, is urging the board to rescind its February school closure vote, saying that those campuses closed affect only campuses with high minority attendance.
The meeting's open session starts at 6:30 pm. In the Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento.