March 13, 2013
Dear Newton Community:
As many of you already know, all three override questions were approved by Newton voters yesterday. I know I speak for our entire system when I say we are grateful to the Newton residents for their support of the Newton Public Schools.
I am truly excited for the opportunities that the override will provide to our students and staff. It will allow us to immediately add educators at all levels to serve our growing population and begin to address both our facilities and space needs. Below are some examples of what the benefits will be to our students:
- Additional teachers and staff at the elementary, middle and high school levels will be added to serve our growing population and to reduce some existing large classes at several schools.
- Three brand new or fully renovated elementary schools (Angier, Cabot and Zervas) will provide not only top-notch facilities but badly needed classroom space. In the fall of 2014, Angier students will move to a newly renovated Carr School, where they will spend two years before returning to a brand new Angier School. We will have more details on both Cabot and Zervas in the near future.
- Brand new modular classrooms will be added this fall at several elementary schools, including Bowen, Mason-Rice, Horace Mann and Burr. These classrooms will ensure that there will be reasonable class sizes at the elementary level.