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CPS Looks At What's Next For The Former Mercy High School


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." 

Credit Cincinnati Public Schools website
Carolyn Jones, CPS Board President

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. 

Westwood Campus Listening Sessions by WVXU News on Scribd

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition. As time allows, she covers daily news, produces local features, and contributes news stories to National Public Radio.