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Retelling SHS Stories: School Board Votes to Keep Shortridge

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The Shortridge Daily Echo.

The Shortridge Daily Echo.

Zoe Bardon

The Shortridge Daily Echo.

Zoe Bardon

Zoe Bardon

The Shortridge Daily Echo.

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Shortridge Daily Echo — Thursday, March 12, 1970

Shortridge is ‘saved!’

The school board voted Tuesday night to reverse their previous decision which called for the phasing out of Shortridge.

PTA PLAN Partly Approved

The board adopted in part a plan submitted by the Shortridge Parent-Teacher Association and decided to make Shortridge a comprehensive high school. SHS has been assigned five feeder schools. These are Schools 60, 66, 70, 76, and 86.

The board also decided that any student in a city high school may transfer to another school where his race is in the minority, if the school has the space and facilities to meet his needs.

Proposal Passed, 5-0

The Shortridge proposal was passed 5 to 0. Mrs. John Alexander abstained and the Reverend Landrum Shields was absent.

The main difference between the PTA’s plan and the board’s proposal is in the content of educational program. The PTA hand suggested a two-level program, with an academic and a general curriculum. The school board said that the plan was too limited, and suggested a more comprehensive program.

This story is a part of the series Retelling SHS Stories produced by the Shortridge Archives. Shortridge Archives meets on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly. For more information email Mr. Durrett at [email protected] Stay tuned for more stories like this one!

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