Wilcox now recommends keeping Southside
Pinellas school superintendent Clayton Wilcox is no longer recommending the closure of Southside Fundamental Middle School in St. Petersburg. The decision was announced today at the start of an all-day School Board workshop on a new student assignment plan for the district. Previously, the plan called for closing Southside primarily as a cost-saving measure and merging it with nearby Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle. Read our ongoing coverage of the new assignment plan here.
Thomas C. Tobin, Pinellas education reporter