A recent Inman Middle School email blast included the blurb below with a link to the task force's final report.
The Inman Capacity Task Force has completed. We would like to thank all of the members of the Task Force for committing their time, energy, focus and integrity to provide a recommendation for Inman’s capacity issue and the loyal members of the gallery and all of those that provided feedback and assistance to the task force.
Please click here for the Task Force's final report and supporting documentation.
The recommendation notes that there was "a strong consensus recommending a 6th grade academy" (vs. an 8th grade academy) and also "a strong consensus to recommend building at or near Inman."
It goes on to say that after researching locations, "There is a strong sentiment from the vast majority of task force members that the location stay as close to Inman as possible for a variety of instructional and logistical reasons. There was nearly unanimous support for placement of the academy on the grounds of Inman Middle or on property along the Beltline near 10th and Monroe. There were also advocates for the use of Howard."
The next step is for Superintendent Davis to make a recommendation that will then be voted on by the school board. As of early summer, our school board member, Cecily Harsch Kinnane, indicated that we could expect a decision no later than December. We are trying to confirm whether the decision will still happen by next month.
Many thanks to Jeff Shaw and Lori Van Rossem for serving as Lin's task force reps. They gave a ton of time and energy to this process, which involved lots of meetings over many months, and many differing viewpoints from people around the cluster. Please take a moment to thank them when you see them.