Keep your longtime, local preschool co-op in the community and onsite at Poe Elementary.

Keep your longtime, local preschool co-op in the community and onsite at Poe Elementary.

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Amanda Jeans started this petition to Grenita Lathan

We received notice from HISD that informed us of some unfortunate news about the future of our school. HISD will no longer be allowing private preschools to be housed on their campuses after this school year. This means a potential shutdown of our longstanding preschool Poe Cooperative Nursery School.

We want to make our voices heard and find some common ground. We are hoping with your support and signature we can find a way for Poe Co to stay onsite at Poe Elementary by way of temporary buildings or other solutions. We know HISD is big, but our Poe Co community is too, and so is the impact that we've made on the neighborhood and the district for 45 years.

It's fitting that this will require a grassroots effort because that's exactly where the origins of Poe Co lie. Poe Elementary was experiencing a significant downturn of enrollment in the early seventies, and the superintendent suggested to a group of parents that they start a preschool that would feed into Poe. With the help of the Poe principal and PTO, the Beehive Cooperative, and the University of Houston Nursery Lab School, Poe Co was a success from the beginning and was often credited as what turned Poe around. Perhaps our model of developmentally appropriate education and parent involvement will inspire HISD to allow us to set the example for other schools to follow.

Our next step is to have a district-meeting with those who can make an impact. With your help by signing this petition, we hope to bring 3,000 signatures to the meeting table. Please share this petition far and wide to keep our beloved school onsite at Poe Elementary!

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