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PreK - 3 Expansion

Currently our PK-3 schools are either at capacity or nearing capacity.  A key project for us as a community is to respond thoughtfully to this growth in enrollment.  Last year we proactively began assessing this need with a learning phase and a data gathering phase.  We conducted tours of the PK-3 schools for town leaders, and School Committee worked collaboratively with Fincom, Planning Board, and Selectmen to hire a “Demographic, Enrollment Projections and School Capacity Assessment Report”.  This report, compiled by consultants, HMFH Architects, provides clear data and ideas about our schools.

 

We are now working to develop a plan of action that assures the town of having current, appropriate buildings for Westborough students. Recently I presented a “1,3,5 Proposal” of possible approaches for meeting the needs of our schools.  Its purpose is to guide conversation and planning with the town.  Decisions have yet to be made, but a direction is emerging.  Attached is the document link for you to review: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bqLryf2hilppncgN6U5UcXxS1kweSLmhDr5HbhT6cn4/edit

If you want to read the full study report from HMFH it is on the website under School Committee Presentations, and here is the link.  It is an extensive report with 10-year population growth information on student enrollment. http://westboroughk12.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=11109434

 

Amber Bock

Superintendent of Schools