The article misconstrues the argument put forth by the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in our letter to the school board. The article suggests our argument hinged on the mistaken belief that the school is in a historic district. This is not true. We recommended that Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) "work with the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) to find a reasonable alternative to the historically inaccurate and fiscally irresponsible replacement with asphalt shingles." CHAP can take an advisory role with city-owned buildings that are not landmarked or in a CHAP district. And while CHAP originally approved asphalt shingles, they would almost certainly not approve replacing the newly installed tiles with lesser quality shingles.