The Gloucester School Committee is considering updates to the school attendance zones that are designed to create more sensible zones for where students attend elementary school while impacting the fewest possible families.
If approved, the revised attendance zones would result in a limited number of changes that have numerous benefits:
Common sense School Zones that connect neighborhoods and are easy to understand
Utilizing the new school building fully - All Vets/East Gloucester School families will attend the new school building that is currently under construction. No one is moved out of EGS/Vets zone to an older school building.
Impacting the fewest possible families - West Parish remains the same; EGS and Vets remain largely the same.
Shortening the longest bus rides for Beeman and Plum Cove families
“Grandfathering” so families will not be required to move schools in the short term
Helps socioeconomic balance significantly
View the Map of the Recommended Zones.
Click on the colorful map to see the limited number of recommended changes.
View the Listing of the Streets Changing School Zones - a small number of streets are impacted at Plum Cove, Beeman, and EGS/Vets.
View the slideshow - Superintendent Lummis made a full presentation on the recommended update at the September 14 School Committee Meeting
Provide Input on the Recommended Update of School Attendance Zones - Superintendent Lummis and the School Committee are seeking input from Gloucester Public School Families.
Complete the Public Input Form - Tell us your thoughts on the recommended changes by completing this form.
Attend the School Committee Public Hearing - The School Committee will hold a Public Hearing so families can speak directly to Committee members about the recommended updates. This Public Hearing is tentatively scheduled for October 5 at 7:00 p.m. This hearing will be a remote meeting.