Cash-Strapped Schools Looking Into Sharing

Cash-Strapped Schools Looking Into SharingDriven by mounting financial pressures and declining enrollment, more school districts are looking into sharing resources or forming regions with neighboring communities.

Boxborough, MA recently joined the discussion by forming a subcommittee to study different administrative options for its school district, which is independent for the elementary level but is in a union with Acton for seventh through 12th grade.

“In this economy, we’re all looking for savings,’’ said Rebecca Neville, chairwoman of the Boxborough Board of Selectmen. “In the past, it’s been this Yankee mentality of everyone wants their own. But we’re going to look at it and try to make sense of it.’’

Other communities are taking steps, with some further along in the planning process than Boxborough and some still in the discussion stages.

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(The Boston Globe 07.19.09)

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