The Cincinnati School Board heard a report Monday night from the Community Building Institute at Xavier University with ideas for the former Mercy High School. Board President Carolyn Jones talked with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about the report.
"The overarching theme was ... people are very proud," Jones says. "The Westside folks were very proud of the Mercy High School and they really wanted to maintain a certain culture about that -- that sense of community culture. That came across very clear."
CPS bought Mercy from the Cincinnati Archdiocese after the Catholic organization announced the school's closure, citing declining enrollment. CPS, meanwhile, needed the space to help the district deal with increased enrollment.
You can read the full report below.