Dozens protest proposed closure of Alvarez High School

By Dan McGowan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A concerned and confused group of protesters spoke out Tuesday against a proposal to close Alvarez High School and reopen it as a middle school to make up for an unforeseen spike in enrollment in Providence public schools.

Dozens of elected officials, parents and high school students asked the Providence School Board to consider other options for addressing a projected 578-student increase in the city’s middle schools over the next three years during a hearing at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Fricker Street.

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