Committee 21, a volunteer group that advocates for resources needed to keep Wellesley Public School education at a high level, is urging concerned citizens to make their voices heard at upcoming School Committee (Feb. 9) and Advisory Committee (Feb. 10) meetings. At issue: A possible town budget gap of $3.5 million that will likely involve some cuts to the school budget. According to Committee 21, all sorts of ideas have been discussed by School Committee, even including the possibility of setting up a 6th-grade only school or moving 8th grade to the high school to deal with a space squeeze at Wellesley Middle School in light of increased enrollment in the years ahead. Advisory has asked the School Committee to look at cost savings that would result from reduced sections and electives at the Middle School, and nixing bus subsidies.
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