The Acton-Boxborough School Regionalization Study Committee is hosting a public forum to update the community and to receive feedback on the issue of expanding the current regional schools to include the elementary schools.
Date: Thursday (Nov 29th, 2012)
Place: Acton Town Hall, Room 204
Currently, the towns of Acton and Boxborough have three separate school districts. Elementary school-aged children of each town go to either Acton or Boxborough Public Schools while all students attend the Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools for grades 7 through 12. Combining three school districts into one has many educational, operational, and financial benefits.
At their respective 2012 annual town meetings, Acton and Boxborough town meeting participants voted affirmatively that a regional agreement between Acton and Boxborough should be drafted so that the current Acton-Boxborough Regional School District includes grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. The draft agreement must be approved by both towns in the spring of 2013 in order for it to take effect on July 1, 2014. Special Town Meetings are scheduled in Acton and Boxborough for registered voters to make this decision on April 29, 2013.
The Regional School District Study Committee (RSDSC), with representatives from both Acton and Boxborough, has reached a consensus on a new regionalization agreement framework. All three School Committees have also agreed to the framework. The RSDSC is currently conducting public outreach to inform residents about the new agreement framework and to receive feedback from the public.
For more information please visit school district website ab.mec.edu (under News & Events).