Superintendent: Fort Worth ISD won’t close schools until studies are complete

dfwnewsa | February 21, 2024 | 0 | Fort Worth , Fort Worth News

Superintendent: Fort Worth ISD won’t close schools until studies are complete

Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Angélica Ramsey chats with a district employee during a school board meeting on Aug. 22, 2023. (File photo | Fort Worth Report)
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The number of students attending Fort Worth ISD is declining, but the district’s leader does not expect to close any schools for at least a year. 

Superintendent Angélica Ramsey recently updated the Fort Worth City Council on the state of her district, the largest of the 12 traditional public school systems serving the municipality. 

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Ramsey was unequivocal to council members: She has no plans to close schools until the district has done its homework. She is waiting for the completion of a master plan that looks at building conditions across Fort Worth ISD. 

“I’d like to state publicly we are nowhere near any of those conversations because we have this master facilities plan that won’t even be done until about December,” Ramsey said. “Until that time, then that next step is, ‘Here are the recommendations from the plan, what next?’”

The administration does not have a list of schools for possible closure, the superintendent said. 

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“I know I saw a headline this morning, and I clicked on it. ‘Whoa. We’re closing schools? That’s news to me.’ And then I clicked on it, and it was about a district out of state,” she said.

Trustees have said closures are inevitable.

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