In an effort to respond to classroom enrollment and capacity issues, the New Canaan Public Schools recently formed an enrollment and capacity study group comprised of Board of Education members, administrators and parent representatives.
The group will study school enrollment trends, analyze enrollment projections and examine current and anticipated space needs.
"The study group has been formed to ensure that we are pro-actively looking at our enrollment and capacity needs in both the short and long term," BOE Chairman Hazel Hobbs said.
The group will report to the Board of Education by December, focusing on any impacts for the 2012-13 budgeting process. As appropriate, the group will also consider longer-term capacity needs. The group also plans to engage the public and share its findings as they become available.
In addition to Hobbs, BOE representatives include Mary Freiberg and Scot Gress. Administrators and staff include principals Jill Correnty, Alexandra Potts, Joanne Rocco, Greg Macedo and Bryan Luizzi, and Human Resources representatives Gary Kass and Laura Luchette. Parent representatives include Pam Norton for East Elementary School and Saxe Middle School; Katie Owsley for South and East elementary schools and Sheri West for West Elementary School and Saxe Middle School.
"The goal of this study group is to work with the most accurate data related to school enrollment, be responsive to enrollment trends, and see how student enrollment and programs might impact the capacity of our schools as we move forward," said Kass, interim assistant superintendent for Human Resources, who is also serving as the group's chairman.
For more information, email Kass at email@example.com.