Johnston Magnet Junked?
Other trustees say that a number of issues still need to be addressed before they will vote for the move. District 1 Trustee Loretta Edelen says the board has received many letters and e-mails from Johnston students and parents who say their concerns -- which include potentially losing the unique qualities of the Liberal Arts magnet and its direct connection with a diverse neighborhood school -- have thus far been ignored. "A lot of these students are happy at Johnston, and they feel that a combined magnet at LBJ will not provide the same opportunities," she says. "I won't vote for the move until I am convinced that we are acting in the best interests of these students."
Monday's AISD meeting is at 7pm in the Board Auditorium of the Carruth Administration Center, 1111 West Sixth.