LHS is a Neighborhood School for most neighborhoods…isn’t that what Cawley Supporters want?

C. Mercier – Req. City Mgr. Have Law Department Explore What Steps Are Necessary To Allow Children To Attend Neighborhood Schools And To Obtain Release From City Consent Decree.

Most define a Neighborhood school as the nearest primary/upper primary school within walking distance from the students’ residence. The neighborhood school concept relates to availability of a school within safe and accessible distance from where the child lives.

City Councilor’s and others who support Cawley are looking for a return to “neighborhood schools ” while advocating for the removal of the current High School that is centrally located for all neighborhoods to be moved to the outer city limits of one specific neighborhood.

Isn’t that contradictory?

In the June Report to the City Council it shows CLEARLY that the largest % of the present High School Students come from the 01851 Zip Code – 1,031 of them.

Look at what happens to students / families if they live in that Zip Code, they would be forced to go further away.

Branch St. is 1.2 miles to LHS Downtown but 2.9 miles to Cawley
Midland St. is 2.0 miles to LHS Downtown but 3.8 miles to Cawley
Liberty St. is 1.4 miles to LHS Downtown but 3.1 miles to Cawley
Stevens St. is 1.2 miles to LHS Downtown but 3.7 miles to Cawley
Pine St. is 2.0 mile to LHS Downtown but 3.8 miles to Cawley
Campbell Dr. is 2.5 mile to LHS Downtown but 6.0 miles to Cawley

Now look at the rest of the City, for most it’s moving further away not closer.

Pawtucketville –
Acropolis Rd is 3.1 miles to LHS Downtown but 6.1 miles to Cawley
Totman Road is 3 miles to LHS Downtown but 6 miles to Cawley
Mammoth Rd (close to Blvd) is 1.7 miles to LHS Downtown but 4 miles to Cawley
Fourth Ave is 1.7 miles to LHS Downtown but 3.8 miles to Cawley

The ACRE
Adams St is 0.8 miles to LHS Downtown but 2.9 miles to Cawley
Suffolk St.is 0.8 miles to LHS Downtown but 2.8 miles to Cawley
Broadway St. 1.5 miles to LHS Downtown but 3.1 miles to Cawley

Back Central
Elm St. is 1.3 miles to LHS Downtown but 1.8 miles to Cawley
Chapel St. is 0.9 miles to LHS Downtown but 2.1 miles to Cawley
Cady St. is 1.1 miles to LHS Downtown but 1.8 miles to Cawley

Centralville
Coburn St is .6 miles to LHS Downtown but 3.1 miles to Cawley
Beacon St. is 1.7 mile to LHS Downtown but 3.2 miles to Cawley
Farmland Rd is 0.9 mile to LHS Downtown but 2.1 miles to Cawley

South Lowell
Andrews St. is 1.9 miles to LHS Downtown but 2.1 miles to Cawley
Stromquist Ave is 2.3 miles to LHS Downtown but 2.9 miles to Cawley
Main St. is 1.8 miles to LHS Downtown but 3.0 miles to Cawley

There is one exception!

Belvidere
Stackpole St is 1.3 miles to LHS Downtown but 1.9 miles to Cawley
Windsor Park Dr is 1.9 miles to LHS Downtown but 1.3 miles to Cawley
Commonwealth Ave is 3.2 miles to LHS Downtown but 2.4 miles to Cawley
Beginning Douglas Road is 2.2 miles to LHS Downtown but 0.7 miles to Cawley

So why do they want a neighborhood school for all schools except the High School? Which is only less distance for one neighborhood?

Don’t buy the no additional busing cost statements. Simple math says if you have 0 (No High School Busing) and you add 1 (High School Busing) then the total = 1

Even at a minimum of $1,200,000 that is another 1% per year in an additional tax increase required to fund it.

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