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Susan Fuller is concerned about what will happen to the McKinley and Cleveland buildings. She also notes that she's thrilled that kids will get a new building.
There's a few comments concerning the upkeep of the the historic West End Cemetery nearby. Residents are concerned students will be cutting through cemetery to get to school.
Casey Fox (sp?) with the Food Trust compliments the school, saying she would like to see a community garden.
Time for public comment. Cleveland teacher says it will be tough to leave neighborhood school, but he's never left had a room dedicated to music and art. (new elementary school will have separate art and music rooms)
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