Seattle Public Schools has once again commanded community groups that have taken over 23rd and Cherry’s Horace Mann schoolhouse to vacate the premises. Our sister site has details of the More for Mann group’s resolve to continue to occupy the building as power to the facility has been cut and worries of a forced removal increase. From the Central District News:
As of Saturday night, police efforts to remove any people inside the Mann building had not taken place. Seattle City Light arrived at the scene Saturday — later, one person providing details via Twitter said generator power was now available.
Earlier, CDN reported on the ongoing tension around the situation for Seattle Public Schools which owns the building and plans a major renovation of the facility. Wednesday night, the school board voted to delay an action vote on the situation at the request of Superintendent Jose Banda.
“Now is the time to rectify the past inequities and ineffective methods to educate our children,” the groups said in one More for Mann statement. “We will no longer accept and allow sub-standard resources, results, programs and policies directed to our young scholars.” More on the situation at CDN.