The EMID board rearranged its agenda this evening and voted to keep Harambee and Crosswinds open even before they allowed any public testimony. Of course, being who we are, the community testified anyway, but most testimony included sincere thanks to the board for letting our schools remain as an option for all the kinds in their districts. Thanks for all the hard work on the part of EMID families for making this happen!
Of course, this is only the beginning. Now the board, administration, and all of us have to figure out how to live under a new and much more restricted budget. A lot of work remains ahead, but for this evening at least, we can all celebrate what our joint action has accomplished: the thread of imminent closure has been lifted.