Middle School Grade Span Advisory Board

As a result of the Facilities Use Study findings, the Superintendent recommended at the April 9 meeting that the Regional School Committee conduct a community-engaged study process to develop models for consideration of educating students in grades 6-8 at Amherst Regional Middle School. The recommendation made was simply to develop and explore models to bring to the communities for consideration; no recommendation was made to actually move sixth grade to the Middle School. 

A letter was sent out to all ARPS district families and staff members and to families and staff members from the Leverett and Shutesbury Elementary Schools asking for volunteers to participate in this new study as an Advisory Board. Two Amherst Regional Middle School students have also volunteered to serve.  The Board will function to drive the development of academic, social-emotional, and logistical models that will be shared with the public at the conclusion of the study. This Board is not be a voting body, nor will it make a formal recommendation at the conclusion of its work.

Information regarding the Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School Grade Span Advisory Board will be posted within this site. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any information related to this advisory board or study, please email the Assistant to the Superintendent, Debbie Westmoreland, at WestmorelandD@arps.org