I think it is safe to say that the budget for the School Department is going to be a tough one this year and for years to come. May I also suggest that a Housing policy that encourages densely concentrated developments with all sorts of variances increases student population and further increases the burden on the School Department.
The Executive Director of the South Worcester Neighborhood Center actually cited this as a reason we needed to build Southhgate Place (25 units of no-lo housing). Basically he said that if we don't start getting more students into Canterbury Street School that they may close it.
The Housing Policy in the City of Worcester has many many ripple effects. That is why we need this new housing study from RKG and this time, we need to listen.
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