MWDN: Regional school board rejects School Choice

by susan on May 18, 2012

Following the lead of the Southborough K-8 School Committee last week, the Regional School Committee on Wednesday voted not to allow school choice at the high school. But unlike the K-8 School Committee, the vote at the regional level was not unanimous.

Reports the Metrowest Daily News:

Saying it felt the risks of class size strain outweighed a nebulous potential for financial gain, the Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee last night rejected School Choice.

“We always put it off for another year,” said member Paul Butka, the only member who voted in favor. “I really strongly believe that until we actually bring some kids in and try it, we’ll never really know (if it’s good).”

Butka represents Southborough on the regional school committee. The school choice program enables districts to allow out-of-district students to attend their schools in exchange for up to $5K in tuition per student.

You can read more about the discussion over school choice at Algonquin in this article by the Metrowest Daily News.

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