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“Creative solutions with existing space, while perhaps helpful in the short-run, are simply not enough.”

The Community Working Group on Overcrowding in the Wilson Feeder Schools recently issued its final report. Parents and community members on  the working group issued a letter disputing the findings. The letter is  reproduced in its entirety below. It’s an excellent letter, well worth reading. But if you want just the highlights, here’s the key takeaway: “Perhaps the most fundamental conclusion reached by all involved is that creative solutions with existing space, while perhaps helpful in the short-run, are simply not enough.  New schools are needed within the feeder pattern.  From our perspective, this includes at least one new elementary school in each of the Deal and…

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Five and Ten Year Projections for the Wilson Feeder Pyramid

The DME’s Master Facilities Plan contains five and ten year projections for every public school in the city. Here are the projections for the schools that feed Wilson High School.   SY 17-18 SY 22-23 SY 27-28 5-yr 10-yr Oyster (ES) 347 405 473 17% 36% Adams (MS) 330 380 423 15% 28%    …

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Can the Nearby Elementary Schools be Expanded?

Both Key and Stoddert Elementary currently use trailers to accommodate crowding; Mann Elementary completed an expansion in 2016 and is already at capacity. The 2018 DME Master Facilities Plan includes scheduled allocations of $25 million dollars each for future renovations to Key (in 2020-22) and Stoddert (in 2023-24). Key and Stoddert each currently have six…

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