Marshfield: School Committee votes yes on elementary school redistricting

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The Marshfield School Committee met at the Governor Winslow Elementary School Tuesday night, to vote in favor of the emotional issue of redistricting the town’s elementary schools.

With four redistricting options on the table, the school committee votes 3 to 2 in favor of option D – which moves students from the South River School to the Governor Winslow and Martinson Schools and from the Ames Way School over to the South River School.

Marshfield School Committee Chair Marti Morrison said, “Option D will accomplish the goals that we set out through the redistricting committee. It will free up empty spaces at Ames Way School and South River School, it will move the preschool from the Governor Winslow to Martinson and use some of their empty space there. So it will address the underutilization of Martinson.”

Bill Coyle has two kids attending the Governor Winslow School and shared his feelings on the redistricting vote.

“I think option D had some real advantages to it. I think the whole process is very tough. So if you’re a parent, any option the impacts your child, is probably not a great option. But I will say that I think the redistricting committee did a great job and the school committee and the administration did a great job. It’s a very tough thing overall to handle, with a lot of emotional things, but in the end I think they did a great job of picking a solution for whole system and district.”

About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.