WEYMOUTH — Superintendent Jennifer Curtis-Whipple would like to provide an update to the school community about the Thomas V. Nash Jr. Primary School:
“After listening to feedback from parents and residents about the potential closure of the Thomas V. Nash Jr. Primary School and after extensive examination of the current $2.2 million budget shortfall, we have decided to take the option of closing the Nash School off the table as a means to close the budget gap.
“At my direction, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Brian Smith and many other staff members worked throughout the weekend to identify new mechanisms to help stabilize the budget. We are pleased to announce that the district has developed a new proposal that will allow the school stay open. However, parents and residents should know that this new proposal will affect every school and department in the district and the impacts will be felt district-wide.
“The full details of the proposal will be outlined at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting, May 5.
“We understand that the recommendation to close Nash was a difficult one to consider, especially for our Nash families and staff. However, even more difficult decisions lie ahead and we want our school community to know that the children and their education are always at the forefront.”