Right before Thanksgiving 2021, without previous warning, we received the shocking news that our community school, Steuart Hill Academic Academy, would close at the end of that academic year. Steuart Hill and two other elementary schools, Eutaw Marshburn and Dr. Bernard Harris, were slated for closure, and our communities had until the second week of January 2022 to engage with the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, which would ultimately decide whether to uphold the district staff’s recommendations. We had only eight weeks between two major holidays to get organized and respond.
Baltimore parents, neighbors fight to save community school
April 6, 2023