As part of a release outlining the impacts on Ward 6
of today's School Consolidation Plan
announced by DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, Tommy Wells said this:
"The Chancellor again committed to reopening Van Ness Elementary in near Southeast for the 2015-16 school year and expects to share further details of the academic curriculum and planning later this year."
No details beyond that morsel, but it should be welcome news for the parents of the neighborhood, who long for an elementary school close by. Van Ness, at 5th and M SE, has been closed since 2006
, as the number of neighborhood school-aged children dwindled with the closing of the Capper/Carrollsburg
public housing project to make way for the mixed-income Capitol Quarter