Amherst School Committee will vote on this new proposal on November 3
After an hour of public comment by 17 parents and teachers, many of whom asked the School Committee to slow down and better engage with the general public on this important decision, and then another hour of formal presentation by Assistant Superintendent Mike Morris the BIG decision was, finally, unveiled.
Close down Fort River and Wildwood Elementary Schools and replace them with one large new elementary school (grades 2-6) that will essentially be two schools under one roof. And turn Crocker Farm, currently preK-6, to PreK-1.
Public Forum on this decision will be held October 26th
A large crowd attended tonight's SC meeting
Projected cost for 750 student mega-school $20-$22 Million