The community is beginning to stand up and take notice of the outragous deed restrictions policy by the Special Administrative Board (SAB) of the St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS). The SAB’s deed restrictions prohibit buyers of closed school buildings to reopen them as schools. This is an obvious attempt to kill competition from charter schools. The policy also defeats the intended use of these taxpayer funded buildings, for educating the City’s children.
A recently submitted OpEd on the issue by CEAM had been picked up in the St. Louis Beacon and online by Missouri Political News Service. CEAM has also produced a video highlighting what this policy does to communities and how community members react when learning about the policy. As awareness grows on this issue more resident will stand up and call on the SAB to lift the deed restrictions.