Supporting Gorham Students
The current School Board Committee is faced with the gargantuan task of building a fiscally responsible budget to support the educational needs of a skyrocketing population. Classroom sizes are growing, school space is fleeting and resources are stretched thin. Creative thinking is imperative right now! School year 2018-2019, families could face changes in school start and end times, and the destruction of individual community school environments with a rezoning of our town and the transition of hundreds of our students. The current favored proposals are:
1) K-1 at Village and would divide the rest of the kids between the other two schools.
2) Put grades 4-5 at Village and divide the younger kids among the other two schools.
Neither of the plans provide a long term solution to our growth. Neither of these plans were supported by the year long research and work done by the re-configuration committee comprised of teachers, parents and concerned community members. Our students need your voice! Please sign this petition supporting the importance of stability, community, and long term solutions by requiring the School Board to vote to maintain the schools and zoning as is until a long term solution can be made. Please also show your support in person at the next work session being held on January 10th at 8:30 on the second floor of the Town Hall building.