Nine Boston Schools Losing Space Amid Student Influx

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nine Boston schools are slated to lose space for art, computer, and science instruction next fall, as school officials plan for an influx of 1,200 students.

The nine schools are among 27 elementary schools, K-8 schools, and early childhood centers that are being tapped so far to accommodate the enrollment spike, mostly in the lower grades, accord­ing to a report that will be presented to the School Committee Wednesday night.

In all, 34 rooms in those buildings will be converted into additional classrooms.

In cases where an art, computer, or science room will be taken away, school officials said the teacher of that particular specialty will put their supplies and materials on a cart and travel to students’ homeroom classrooms.

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