HULL — Superintendent Judith Kuehn invites members of the community and all interested school stakeholders to a virtual presentation later this month.
The presentation will be given by the MARS (Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools) Consulting Group, which had previously conducted a study on the best use of the educational buildings in town. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the outcomes of that study and the next steps to be taken.
Tuesday, June 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The presentation will be held virtually, via Go-To-Meeting. The link to participate can be found here.
The ‘Best Educational Use of School Facilities’ report was presented to the Hull School Committee on June 15, 2020.
The purpose of the report was to evaluate the educational adequacy of the three school buildings currently in use in town, including Hull High School, Memorial Middle School and Jacobs Elementary School. The study was designed to determine what is in the best interests of the students and the residents/taxpayers of Hull given current and projected enrollment numbers, and what should be considered for a long-term educational facilities plan.
The report outlines four possible plans for the district:
Option 1: Continue to use the current model — Jacobs Pre-K-5; Memorial Middle School 6-8; Hull High School 9-12
Option 2: Pre-K-8 model — Jacobs Pre-K-8, A) Pre-K-8 as single school, B) Pre-K-5, 6-8 as a school-within-a-school; Memorial Middle School building no longer a functioning school; Hull High School 9-12
Option 3: Pre-K-7 model — Jacobs Pre-K-7, A) Pre-K-7 as single school, B) Pre-K-4, 5-7 as a school-within-a-school; Memorial Middle School building no longer a functioning school; Hull High School 8-12
Option 4: Hybrid model — The School Department will select option 2 or option 3; Memorial Middle School will be mixed use with the following conditions: House municipal offices, house special programs (SSEC, and school-related programs), implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding
“We encourage all parents and other interested stakeholders in the Hull Public Schools to view the virtual presentation later this month in order to stay up to date on the latest developments in this very important process,” Superintendent Kuehn said.
To view the ‘Best Educational Use of School Facilities’ report, click here.