Superintendent Paul Kadri outlined two options for redistricting the middle schools this week, and a decision will be made shortly.
The first option would send students from Charles Barnum, Mary Morrisson and Pleasant Valley and Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School into West Side Middle School. Students from S.B. Butler, Northeast Academy and Claude Chester would go to Cutler Middle School.
This option has the advantage of keeping children from each of the elementary schools together. But it would also send nearly all of the military students to West Side.
The second option would feed students from Charles Barnum, S.B. Butler and Northeast Academy into Cutler Middle School, and send students from Mary Morrisson, Pleasant Valley and Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School to West Side. Students from Claude Chester would be divided; half would go to Cutler and half would go to West Side.
This option has the advantage of providing more balance in terms of military students, as some would attend each middle school. But it would divide an elementary, so some children would not attend the same middle school as their classmates.
What do you think Groton should do?