It upheld a lower court's decision that the SRC could not unilaterally cancel the teachers' contract. The union's leader says he hopes the ruling helps restart contract negotiations.
A lack of funding has leaders thinking about closing all high schools.
The schools chosen represent a wide range of student subgroups, academic records, and neighborhoods.
The schools come from a cross-section of city neighborhoods. On the list: three high schools, three K-5 schools, one middle school, and two K-8 schools.
City officials in charge of the initiative say the goal is to create better conditions for learning.