Richardson ISD to Host Listening Sessions Over School Closures

Richardson ISD families are reacting to the district’s proposed plan to close five schools.

“Project Rightsize” would consolidate or re-purpose five elementary campuses for the 2024- 2025 school year, including Greenwood Hills Elementary, Springridge Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary and Thurgood Marshall Elementary.

The district reportedly has around 9,000 empty seats in its elementary schools.

And Superintendent Tabitha Branum says that by closing, the district would save around $11 million, which would go back into the school though things like student programs and staff pay.

The decision to finalize “Project Rightsize” is quickly approaching on March 25th.

But, the district says it wants to hear from its parent first.

They’ll be hosting a series of listening sessions, starting today at 6 p.m.

Below is the full list of listening sessions that Richardson ISD families can attend:

Greenwood Hills Elementary
Monday, February 26 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Location: Pearce High School Commons Area

Springridge Elementary
Tuesday, February 27 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Location: Berkner High School Auditorium

Spring Valley Elementary
Wednesday, February 28 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Location: Richardson High School Auditorium

Thurgood Marshall Elementary
Monday, March 4 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Location: Lake Highlands High School H Building Auditorium off White Rock Trail

Dobie PreK
Tuesday, March 5 from 6 – 7:30 pm
RISD Academy

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