Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Elementary Configuration Task Force Report

This past fall the MERSD School Committee appointed an Elementary Facilities Subcommittee to oversee the multi-year Elementary Facilities Project.    As a first step in the process of determining a long-term plan for the buildings,  the  Elementary Facilities Subcommittee established the Elementary Configuration Force to research and make a recommendation about the future  academic configuration of the elementary schools.  They were charged with researching and responding to the question:

Should MERSD maintain the current neighborhood school model or move to a unified elementary model?   

On Tuesday, February 4th, the Elementary Configuration Task Force report was presented and accepted by the School Committee.  In summary the report concluded: “Based on the learning from our discovery, the task force recommends maintaining the neighborhood school model for the two elementary schools in MERSD. While there is some traction and interest in the unified elementary model, the collective consensus from a variety of community groups clearly points to the neighborhood model.” 

A sincere thank you to all who participated in the process!