Coming Up: Mamaroneck School Board Enrollment Discussion- Dec.19

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 Chatsworth Ave. School, Larchmont

 

The rapid growth in Enrollment in Mamaroneck Schools is a hot button topic this year. 

Since 2010, Mamaroneck’s enrollment has increased 13%. The continued projected growth in enrollment is challenging our District’s instructional space capacity as well as its budgetary resources.

District Superintendent Shaps and the school board have begun exploring short and long-term solutions, and are seeking to engage the community in their analysis and planning work.

In addition to the Summit discussion Tuesday morning, described below, this topic will be discussed at a Mamaroneck School Board Meeting:

Topic — Update on Enrollment Trends & System Challenges

Brief Discussion to Include:  

* Work to Begin in January to Form a Task Force

* Consideration of How Our Educational Vision Should Impact Our Decisions Around Enrollment/Space

* Next Steps Around Exploring Potential Short-Term Solutions to Accommodate Enrollment Increases in September, 2018, Including Examination of Elementary School-Assignment Boundary Lines (District Map)

The Board of Education will be studying challenges related to enrollment growth and instructional space needs and seeking community input for both short-term (fall, 2018) and long-term (2-5 years out) solutions over this course of this school year and beyond.  The Board wants to engage as many community members as possible, seeking input every step of the way. 

Update from Last Board Meeting

In further reviewing associated costs, logistics and timing of State Education Department requirements presented at the Nov. 28th Board of Education meeting by the District’s engineering and architectural consultant, the Board concluded that it will not further explore the possibility of modular classrooms at Murray or Chatsworth Ave. Schools as a short-term solution to enrollment growth/space challenges for September, 2018. 

Visit the Enrollment Planning section of the District website for additional information. 

Larchmont-Mamaroneck Summit meeting the morning of Dec. 19 will discuss the same topic

 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:45 am
Nautilus Diner, 1240 W. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
$8 for Breakfast
 
For background information on the District’s Enrollment Planning, please follow this link to the District’s website.

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