School enrollment surge has districts scrambling for classroom space

Friday, December 13, 2013

A surge in kindergarten students has left Framingham school officials scrambling for classroom space. In Milford, educators expect to teach more students than forecast by the census once all of the town’s immigrant children enroll. And Natick is studying whether to build a new middle school to ease overcrowding a year after the town’s $89 million high school opened.

The squeeze in many area districts might not be as bad as in Brookline and Newton, but their schools are reaching their limits as new students are predicted to crowd into classrooms already busting at the seams, particularly in the younger grades.

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