School Options Study Committee
The School Options Study Committee on Public Education was formed to determine the feasibility of various educational options available, should Sullivan elected to request withdrawal from Monadnock Regional Cooperative School District.
Announced at the annual Sullivan town meeting in 2011, the committee was formed after Sullivan Selectmen received a proposal put forward by the Keene School District to tuition some or all of our students to Keene. The Selectmen appointed the committee, charging them with the task of exploring several public education options open to our town and to report back to the Selectmen by October 31st. Members of the study committee were: Paul Bolduc, Dana Briggs, Matt Burke, Stephanie Jacques Kleine, Jen Labadie, Dawn Martin, Chris Pratt, JJ Pryor, Malinda Scherpa, and Julie Wilber. The committee met biweekly starting on March 17th 2011.
A list of questions regarding withdrawal procedures, costs, future possibilities, etc. were explored in great detail, and organized into four major areas—cost, enrollment, outcomes, and options. A survey was distributed soliciting resident input from our community.
Community input was vital in guiding the direction of the committee’s final recommendation as it put forth its recommendation for the town. Minutes of the study committee’s progress can be found by clicking on Minutes below School Study Committee in the menu to the left.
Stephanie Jacques Kleine, Sullivan School Board Chair