Minneapolis School Board to unveil reorganization plan tonightby Tom Weber, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minneapolis School Board will review an updated plan tonight to overhaul the district.
The plan, called Changing School Options, touches on everything from district transportation to curriculum to which buildings stay open.
It was originally proposed in April but withdrawn soon after when Superintendent Bill Green said the votes weren't there to gain school board approval. Officials have spent the summer tweaking the plan, and the final recommendation will be unveiled tonight.
The original plan in April included closures and a major change to transportation, cutting the city into three zones. Students would still be able to go to any school -- but if they picked one outside of their home zone, they'd have to provide their own transportation.
There will be four meetings in coming weeks for the public to weigh in before a scheduled board vote later this month.