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Student Assignment Working Group

The Student Assignment Working Group (SAWG) has been seeking feedback on seven preliminary scenarios that were released on March 5, 2018.  Feedback received to date has been valuable and has helped to refine scenarios. 


These preliminary scenarios involve some areas near Cabot including boundaries with Horace Mann, Franklin, Peirce, Burr and Underwood.  Also, the area of the Lincoln-Eliot school district near the Carr building on Nevada Street is impacted.  Some key streets and surrounding areas that may potentially be impacted include:  Adams, Bridge, Central, Prescott, Court, Washington, Parsons, Eliot, Taft, Harding, Morrill, Elm and Cherry.


A final public comment opportunity on the scenarios has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in advance of the April 25th meeting of the Newton School Committee.  School Committee meetings are held in the Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Frazier Room #210. Agendas will be posted once confirmed. Related documents are posted as soon as possible but no later than the day of the meeting.


There will be discussion of the feedback received and an update on next steps in anticipation of a planned recommendation in May or June (exact timing to be determined soon).  The recommendation will consolidate the preferred elements in the A, C and G scenarios and will explain the impact on projected school enrollment and capacity going forward.


Please visit the Student Assignment Working Group webpage for regular updates and detailed information.