Long Range Planning Committee

The Board of Education has begun a Long Range Planning Study of the Milford Public Schools.  This study was prompted by substantiated reports of our projected enrollment decline over the next decade and will consider the entire school district, grades PK-12.  To help guide this work, we have hired the firm of Milone & MacBroom, Inc., a highly respected and expert consulting firm in the field of educational and facility planning.

The Long Range Planning Committee  is comprised of teachers, parents, administrators, BOE members, Aldermen, and other local citizens.  The goal of the Long Range Planning Committee is to provide recommendations, looking five (5) to ten (10) years out, for the design of a school system that reflects the Board's vision, in light of declining enrollment while taking into consideration budget, facilities, resources, and educational programs.  To this end, the Long Range Planning Committee has been charged with the following:

1. Determine the most efficient use and allocation of resources given forecasted demographics, declining enrollment, capacity of existing schools and other relevant variables; and

2. Propose to the Board of Education a range of possible alternatives to the current use of facilities, configuration, infrastructure, practices, and procedures taking into consideration their relevant implications including, but not limited to, budget, facilitation of academic programs, impact on children and families, and legislative requirements and mandates.

We are committed to an open process in conducting this study and want to ensure that the work of the Committee is transparent.  This new web page will serve as a part of the communication process.  As work progresses, key information including agendas, minutes, meeting schedules, and other pertinent documents will be posted here.  Please visit this site frequently as updates will be posted, as well as information about public forums which will be held throughout this process.  You are also welcome to attend any Long Range Planning Committee meeting in order to hear presented information first-hand, if you wish.

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