Merging Middle School into High School does not seem to be going well
The public schools can't seem to do anything right these days.
The "Hurricane Revisioning Summit" on Saturday unconvered overwhelming opposition to merging the Middle School into the High School for budgetary reasons and the Amherst School Committee recently backed away from voting on the administrations request for an expensive shiny new mega school. At least until January.
And the Regionalization expansion from grades 7-12 all the way down to kindergarten seems more and more unlikely -- especially since it only takes one town of the four to vote no. Something Shutesbury seems destined to do.
On Halloween, appropriately enough, I published an exchange between Amherst Regional Middle School Principal Mendonsa and former teacher now parent of a child in the system Alfie Alschuler. Since over 5,000 read the exchange I figured you would be interested in his follow up.
Let the conversation continue ...
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