The last few months haven’t been easy for the people who serve on the Pueblo City Schools (D60) board of education. As they’ve sought input on plans to repair or close various schools throughout the district, they’ve been accused of all sorts of things.
They’ve been told they had biases toward closing certain high schools. They’ve been subjected to allegations that they manufactured a crisis over the district’s capital improvement needs as a smokescreen to justify school closures. And they’ve heard repeatedly that the process they used for gathering input has been rushed and unfair.
Well, guess what? That was the easy part of their work. Now the school board members have to sift through all the data they have received and come up with a plan for school repairs and closures that they can sell to the city’s voters.