CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison wants to halt plans to merge two creative arts magnet schools. Students at University Park and First Ward elementaries have been in limbo the past two years. In 2010, the school board voted to close University Park along with ten other schools to save money and, then, merge it with First Ward.
Two CMS creative art magnets could combine next year and become a school open to students year-round. The board was expected to launch that effort Tuesday night. But Superintendent Heath Morrison decided the district needed more time to study it and get input from parents.