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A proposal for a new performance-based high school to replace two existing alternative programs still lives -barely -- after facing withering opposition from parents, faculty and students at a recent Providence School Board meeting.
After more than two hours of sometimes impassioned pleas from Alternative Learning Program and Feinstein High School for Public Service faculty, students and parents, the board voted to table a resolution that would close both schools and create a new high school in their place.
Councilwoman Josephine DiRuzzo was the first to address the board. "I don't think that now is the time to make a move such as this," she said.