Is it time for Martha’s Vineyard to think about regional elementary schools?
Absolutely, it is time to regionalize. I understand that families appreciate cozy, little schools, but all students and their families would be better served with regional schools.
Financial resources would be consolidated. The overall costs of schools would be significantly reduced, fewer buildings (less space to heat, clean, etc) fewer Principal salaries. Specialized staff would be right in the building vs. traveling between. Those financial resources could be better spent on instructional needs which would improve the overall education of each student.
We are way past the time of efficiency and luxury of tiny , local schools. It is time to regionalize.
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