After years, if not decades of discussion, the Dracut School Committee tonight voted unanimously to start the process to close the Parker Avenue School by the start of the next school year.
This year’s utilization is 108 students, and next year was scheduled to be about 70 students.
It was just not feasible to keep the school operating for such a small number.
It was inevitable.. and could be seen years ago. It was just time that it finally happens. The savings may not be huge, but this gives those students greater resources, evens out the class sizes across the district, and gives the town an asset that we may be able to use in another way.