The Wellesley community forum on the fate of Hardy, Hunnewell and Upham elementary schools has been postponed until Oct. 21 at 7pm in the Great Hall in Town Hall. (The meeting was to take place at the Kingsbury Room at the Police Station on Wednesday, October 14.)
“The School Facilities Committee decided to push back its community forum scheduled for Wednesday evening, to avoid conflicting with the visiting hours for 16-year old Wellesley resident Casey Dunne, who passed away unexpectedly on Friday.
The SFC apologizes for any confusion that results from this latest change. However, given the expected high demand for parking near the George F. Doherty & Sons funeral home, the committee opted not to host a community meeting next door. Members of the SFC also wish to extend their condolences to the Dunne family.
The committee’s presentation on its HHU recommendation can be found here. The SFC expects to be able to present additional information at the October 21 meeting, in response to requests from the Hardy community.”
While the facilities committee has revealed its recommendation that the Hardy school be closed as part of a broader effort to improve school facilities, address traffic issues and meet future enrollment needs, those in the affected school neighborhoods have banded together to make their voices heard at several meetings over the past week. They’ve also launched a Facebook page dubbed “Save Wellesley Neighborhood Schools” that has collected more than 200 Likes as of this posting.