NLCS Board Members Approve Consolidation

(BEDFORD) – The Bedford North Lawrence School Board voted tonight to consolidate.

The vote was 4 to 3 in favor of consolidation.

The board voted to move forward with a revised plan that addressed two major concerns: overcrowding at Bedford Middle School and an elementary school to serve the students on the west side of the county. 

Bedford Middle School and Oolitic Middle School will serve students in grades 7 and 8.

The majority of Shawswick Middle School students will attend Bedford Middle School. 

The second concern involves offering an elementary school on the west side of the county. The revised plan recommends maintaining Needmore Elementary and redistricting other elementary schools.

The Stalker Elementary building will serve as an Early Learning Center and home to Gateway Academy. 

The flow chart outlines the recommended reorganization of NLCS middle schools and elementary schools. The chart contains student numbers based on the projected enrollment of 2020-2021. This reorganization will ensure that middle school students throughout the district will have more access to a variety of course offerings.