Wellesley school redistricting forums slated

The Wellesley Public School system has released an update on redistricting plans, as presented to the School Committee this week, and is inviting the public to weigh in on each of the next 2 Tuesdays.

Superintendent David Lussier says: “Perhaps the most important takeaway from our efforts to date has been to rule out any potential benefits in redrawing current attendance zones.  Instead, based on the best information we have available, we believe that a policy response is the most effective path forward to address the aforementioned challenges.”

The plans emphasizes a desire to minimize disruption for current elementary school students (grandfathering those already in certain schools, etc.), maintain optimal class sizes and ensure space for art, music and special education.

If you’re interesting in deciphering whatever the heck a policy response is, public forums will be held Jan. 14, 9-11am, at Town Hall and Jan. 21, 7-9pm, Wellesley High cafeteria. If you’re unable to attend either but want to give feedback, you can send email: [email protected]

Here’s an FAQ on the topic.

 

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