Staff, parents and students from the closing schools just finished meetings intended to calm fears about what comes next. New committees, representing the receiving schools, will now take over.

“This is nowhere near the end of our job,” said Clifford Hayes, who is supervising the transitions.

The closing schools also organized events to celebrate their buildings’ past. East High will host alumni from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today.

The district has placed 13 of the buildings on a demolition list but says it will entertain credible offers to buy. Seven buildings are protected by city landmark designations or have applications that are pending.

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