AURORA | Aurora Public Schools has scheduled two information sessions for the end of January and the beginning of February to discuss the next steps in its Blueprint APS plan.
Blueprint APS is the district’s multi-year plan for managing its school buildings in response to changing enrollment trends. As part of the plan, some schools with low enrollment will be closed and seven campuses will be turned into specialized magnet schools that students located anywhere in the district can apply to attend.
As the next stage of its plan, APS announced in December that it plans to repurpose Paris and Sable elementary schools, which would close in June 2023. It will also build a health-focused innovation center on the campus of North Middle School.
The Sable Elementary decision caught the community by surprise, as it was not on the initial list of schools being considered for closure. At a December school board meeting, many teachers and families showed up to protest the decision.
The final vote on the plan will be taken at the board’s February meeting. Before then, the district is holding two information sessions to go into more detail about the proposals.
The first is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. over Zoom.
The second is Thursday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of North Middle School. The meeting may be changed to virtual depending on the health situation at the time.