Friday, August 3, 2007
Maynard proposes shared high school with Carlisle and Concord
The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) has received a letter from Superintendent of Maynard Schools Mark Masterson, stating he would like to sit down and talk about the possibility of the three towns regionalizing at the high school level. Both the town of Maynard and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District (RSD) have asked the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for funds for a new high school; the MSBA is asking Maynard to explore regionalizing with a nearby town. Maynard lies to the southwest of Carlisle and is bordered by the towns of Concord, Acton, Stow and Sudbury. About 350 students attend Maynard High School.
RSD Superintendent Brenda Finn said the matter would be discussed at the RSC summer workshop on August 9. RSC Chair Michael Fitzgerald said, "We'll look at the possible benefits to Concord and Carlisle students. We'll be asking ourselves what's best for our 1,254 students." He added, "I don't think it will be an in-depth analysis. We will decide whether to pursue this. If so, we'll discuss what the process should be."
Fitzgerald commented that 12 years ago the RSC looked into Carlisle's regionalizing with Concord from kindergarten through high school. It was determined that it was not economically feasible to regionalize grades K through 8.
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