Two days ago we got the abrupt news that engineers have determined that Connaught School, a block from our house and where William has been going to school since kindergarten, which celebrated its hundredth anniversary in 2012, has decayed to the point that they declared it dangerous and should be closed this summer. We'd known that the school was slated for repair or replacement, but the progress had been slow enough that I was certain William would finish grade 8 before it began. It appears that this won't be the case. Apparently there will be a meeting on the 25th to discuss arrangements for students. They are saying that they will keep the students together, but I can't see that as a practical option.