United Interfaith aAction's two innovation school proposals have cleared their first hurdle. The screening committee of Mayor Jon Mitchell, Teachers' Union President Lou St. John and Superintendent Michael Shea met to discuss and vote on the plans. Mitchell and Shea moved to allow the plans to move forward, while St. John cast a "no" vote. St. John says despite his vote, he feels the proposals have some good ideas.

 

United Interfaith aAction's two innovation school proposals have cleared their first hurdle. The screening committee of Mayor Jon Mitchell, Teachers' Union President Lou St. John and Superintendent Michael Shea met to discuss and vote on the plans. Mitchell and Shea moved to allow the plans to move forward, while St. John cast a "no" vote. St. John says despite his vote, he feels the proposals have some good ideas.

The Esperanza School for spanish-english education and Renaissance school for the arts would be housed within the Roosevelt and Gomes schools, respectively. Both proposals now face review by the School Committee, and a final vote in January.