Earlier this month, school board members voted to move the International Baccalaureate program from Wawona Middle School to Cooper... making Cooper the "choice" middle school in the Fresno High area.
The program offers sixth and seventh graders an academically demanding college-prep program.
21 campuses and hundreds of students will be impacted. Critics complain parents and teachers were excluded from the decision.
In an effort to create a smooth transition the district is hosting community meetings at five schools Thursday evening.
Fresno Unified School District
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Birney Elementary - 5pm
Fort Miller - 5pm
Wishon Elementary - 5:30pm
Cooper Middle School - 6pm
Wawona Middle - 6pm