[Laval Wilson's school consolidation proposal]
Original Airdate: 5/6/1986
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
The Boston School Committee holds a meeting to discuss a school consolidation plan proposed by Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools). The School Committee listens to comments from audience members. Four audience members speak out against the school consolidation plan. Several members of the audience hold signs protesting the school consolidation plan. Wilson addresses the School Committee. He talks about the need to consolidate school facilities. Wilson says that the Boston School Department must repair and renovate the schools that remain open. The members of the School Committee discuss the proposal. John Grady (Boston School Committee) asks questions about Wilson's alternative proposal for school consolidation. Wilson talks about the school budget. He says that the School Department will need to cut back on programs if school consolidation fails. The School Committee members vote on the proposal. The proposal is voted down, 10 to 3. Wilson's alternative proposal fails, 12 to 1. The audience cheers.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
School management and organization
Subject : Personal Names
Hicks, Shirley Owens
Wilson, Dr. Laval
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee
Boston School Department
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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