More than 100 parents, guardians, and residents attended
the May 18 public hearing at Pierce School on building a 9th
elementary school. The meeting informed people of three sites needing further
study over the spring/summer in order to come up with a decision in October on
one site to move into a feasibility study phase.
Information presented by school administration, School
Committee and Board of Selectmen members made the need for a 9th
school clear: Brookline’s student population has grown dramatically over the
last eight years. Since 2005 Brookline’s K-8 enrollment has increased by 1,500
students, and recent enrollment projections indicate this enrollment growth
will continue for at least the next five years. Please view the presentation
A question and answer period followed, with thoughtful questions
and positive remarks from the audience, which will be considered as the 9th
school site selection process continues.
The next public meeting to hear this information is at a
joint School Committee/Board of Selectmen meeting on June 7 in the Selectmen’s
Hearing Room at 8:00 p.m. More information on the 9th school is available on the Capital Projects page on the school website.