Springfield Residents Want to Keep Renaissance School Intact

Students and parents from the Renaissance School in Springfield, Massachusetts urged the city’s Finance Control Board Thursday to help keep their campus intact. The “magnet” school is currently a combined middle and high school. But as school officials looks at ways to place all its students throughout the city , one proposal is to divide the renaissance school into two. Several speakers – including a half dozen with picket signs – told the Control Board that splitting the campus would ruin the school’s atmosphere, which stresses community service. Jesse Letterman is a 7th grader at the Renaissance School.

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Later in the meeting, Mayor Dominic Sarno said he has spoken with members of the school committee and is hoping to work out a solution so the renaissance school can remain intact.