BOE’s crowded schedule includes crowding discussion

The Board of Education will have three meetings this week, including a special one Wednesday  to discuss the recent enrollment and school crowding study.

The special meeting will be held Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and there is no plan for public comments. The board only holds public comment sessions during regular meetings.

Last week, the board got its first look at the study that projected enrollment would eventually fill most of the school buildings beyond their capacity within 10 years. But the report did not provide specific suggestions for dealing with the problem and so far none have been made.

It is clear from discussions at the previous meeting and subsequent events in the district that building a new school, repurposing existing space, busing and redistricting could all play a role in solving the problem.

If you do want to speak your piece about any school related topic, Tuesday night, beginning at 7 p.m. is for you. That’s when the school board will hold its regular meeting and will set aside some time for public comments later in the evening. An agenda for the board is expected to be out later today.

Tonight, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Curriculum Committee actually gets things started this week with a packed agenda that looks at mental health issues, sending students from AITE and Westhill on trips overseas and how to deal with Veterans Day and Columbus Day in our schools. We won’t be covering this live tonight, but will be at the Tuesday and Wednesday meetings.

All meetings are in the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd.
















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Rob Varnon