What should the Harwood Union school district look like? How should it operate?
The Harwood Union school board has lots of questions it needs to answer as it tries to redesign the school district for efficiency and quality. The board will hold a public Q&A session Wednesday, March 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Harwood Union High School auditorium in South Duxbury.
Among the board’s questions:
• How can we have healthy class sizes to improve quality but also allow us to plan more predictably and save money?
• Do we need to combine grades that are currently in different buildings?
• What are the implications of closing a school?
• What are the key drivers to providing excellent education and lowering costs?
The Harwood board has already started exploring some of these questions, but is in the very early stages of the process and has not set a target date for finishing the review.
The Q&A session is an opportunity to hear what the board has learned so far, and what the next steps will be. Ideas will be welcome for saving money, improving quality and/or equity, and for supporting healthy community conversations as the progresses through the process.