Parents of Tapestry Charter School’s K-5 students are up in arms over a proposed move that would see the school moved across town. The current facility is located at 65 Great Arrow Avenue – a site that families felt was chosen due to its suitability for campus expansion. Now the parents have learned that there is a possible plan to relocate the school to 345 Olympic Avenue on the city’s East Side. The parents, who were informed of the move at a meeting on February 10, immediately set out to stop the plan in its tracks by circulating an online petition opposing the move.
“Parents feel very betrayed by this proposal,” said Brian C. Bray, father of two Tapestry students and petition organizer. “Parents were under the impression that Tapestry planned to slowly expand on the property it owned at its Great Arrow location, and were unaware a move several miles away was even being considered. The Board of Trustees should scrap the proposal to relocate to Olympic Avenue and engage parents in a discussion regarding the future of the school.”
A meeting will be held on February 24, upon which time the Tapestry Charter School Board of Trustees will vote on the issue.