The School Board just approved Dr. Evans’ proposal to add a Vice Principal at Malcom X, and the District will post the position tomorrow. This is welcome news for the Malcom X community, and the new administrator will be in place, assuming the search goes well, in a month or so. Stopgap measures make sense in a crisis situation, and the enrollment at Malcom X has reached that point. But the need for stopgap measures indicates a corresponding need for better and more robust long-term planning around issues of enrollment and facilities than has occurred to this point. That long-term planning needs to happen now.