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SAISD School Closures. Stephanie Phillips Jeff Price Rosa Villarreal Summer 2008. Let’s Get Started…. ACTIVITY. SAISD’s Ethical Issue. Superintendent Duron reccommends several urban Areas SAISD campuses closures SAISD School Consolidation

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Saisd school closures

SAISD School Closures

Stephanie Phillips

Jeff Price

Rosa Villarreal

Summer 2008

Let s get started

Let’s Get Started…


Saisd s ethical issue

SAISD’s Ethical Issue

Superintendent Duron reccommends several urban Areas SAISD campuses closures

SAISD School Consolidation

The San Antonio Community Speaks out at School Board Meeting

Why now

Why now?

  • SAISD Budget Crisis/ Shortfall

    • Several Elementary and Middle schools operating well below capacity

    • Cooper MS has only 300 enrolled (Built for 750)

  • School Closures will save the district $ 6 million

  • Increase Student Performance

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Over 2200 elementary and middle school students will be affected.

Ethic of justice shapiro stefkovich 2005

Ethic of Justice (Shapiro & Stefkovich, 2005)

Justice stresses the notion of equity and equality

Closing the schools will allow for a better use of resources for all students district-wide.

Ethic of caring shapiro stefkovich 2005

Ethic of Caring (Shapiro & Stefkovich, 2005)

Emphasizes listening to others when making important decisions

  • “He put on the brakes after community members and a district-appointed advisory committee balked at the speed with which he was moving. He slowed down and worked more closely with the committee’ (DeLaRosa, 2008).

    Community meetings were held in which Duron explained the benefits students and parents would receive with the streamlined district

Ethic of critique shapiro stefkovich 2005

Duron was forced to question the nature of the funding system for public schools. The difficult decision was placed in his hands.

Closing the schools could be seen as a way to make a point about the drastic steps that come in the setting of the current system.

Ethic of Critique(Shapiro & Stefkovich, 2005)

Ethic of profession shapiro stefkovich 2005

Ethic of Profession (Shapiro & Stefkovich, 2005)

Leader’s professional ethics v. Ethics of the Community

  • Dr. Duron focuses on the long term impact

  • The community’s focus is geared towards maintaining tradition

    "People are tied to their schools. Schools are very important focal points to their neighborhoods," spokeswoman Carmen Vazquez-Gonzalez said. "But the district has got to take another step (Driscoll, 2008).

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DeLaRosa, M. (2008). Little talk on SAISD school closure. From San Antonio Express-News,

Driscoll, P. (2008). Elementary school’s supporters get loud. From San Antonio Express-News,

LaCoste-Caputo, J. (2008). SAISD votes to close 6 schools. From San Antonio Express-News,

Shapiro, J. & Stefkovich J. (2005). Ethic Leadership and Decision Making in Education. 2nd ed.

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