SB Myths: We can close a school today

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SB Myths: We can close a school today

Postby GregRS » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:56 pm

Without the new school the maximum capacity of our schools is under 4000 students. This means our schools would be overcrowded by over 600 students without the new school.

Myth: Busted
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Re: SB Myths: We can close a school today

Postby RBarnes » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:31 am

GregRS wrote:Without the new school the maximum capacity of our schools is under 4000 students. This means our schools would be overcrowded by over 600 students without the new school.

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Ken gave a number of 4200. Can you supply details as where you came up with the 4000 number?
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Re: SB Myths: We can close a school today

Postby GregRS » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:37 am

RBarnes wrote:
GregRS wrote:Without the new school the maximum capacity of our schools is under 4000 students. This means our schools would be overcrowded by over 600 students without the new school.

Myth: Busted


Ken gave a number of 4200. Can you supply details as where you came up with the 4000 number?


I got the number from a former SB member; I will verify the number and repost as soon as I can.
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Postby GregRS » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:50 am

As promised, here are the actual report numbers:

In going to 2 sources, the NESDEC Demographic study (the one that Ray Radonis gave to the board), and the Planning Building Committee report of a few years ago, I have assembled what the recommended capacities of each building without the new middle school.


MES – recommended 500

RFS – recommended 608

TFS – recommended 608

MUES – recommended 969

MHS – recommended 1611

Total – 4,296.


Now, just because, lets look at it a different way if I use the above numbers and pretend we never built the middle school.


Elem Max Capacity = 1716 K-5

Middle Max Capacity = 969 Grades 6-8

High Max Capacity = 1611 Grades 9-12


Actual enrollment as of today –

Elem = 1962

Middle = 1189

High = 1602

Looking at it this way, the only level that would be in compliance would be the high school.
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Postby mglr536 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:56 pm

Does anyone have any statistics on non-resident students enrolled in our schools by using home addresses of relatives who live in Merrimack? My children say they know of 2 students a the High School who use their grandparents home as their legal address while their Mother lives in Manchester.
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