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Dec 15

Summary of the December 15th Joint Meeting on a 9th Elementary School

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 9:11 PM by Ben Lummis

Tonight the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee held a joint meeting on the 9th Elementary School Study.

The boards discussed the significant and varied input they have heard from community members over the past two months. Economic Development Director Kara Brewton presented a summary of the comments and suggestions captured from two Open Houses, the December 3rd Public Hearing, hundreds of emails, and meetings with the Advisory Committee, the Preservation Commission, the Parks and Open Space Commission, the Conservation Commission, and numerous neighborhood groups. Interim Superintendent of Schools Joe Connelly presented slides on Brookline's continued enrollment growth and the impact on existing schools of not building a 9th elementary school. Nearly 100 residents attended the two-hour meeting. The boards will be scheduling another joint meeting in January. 

To download a copy of the the two presentations from tonight and the timeline and process for site selection of a 9th elementary school, please visit the 9th Elementary School Site Study webpage.