Wareham to remain a school choice district

May 10, 2018

The Wareham School Committee voted to keep its school district open to school choice in the upcoming academic year.

This means the district will accept students who choose to come into Wareham Public Schools, but it doesn't prevent Wareham students from leaving the district.

School choice was first enacted in Massachusetts in 1991 and allows parents to send students to public school outside of their home district as long as the students are accepted into a limited number of slots in “receiving districts.”

The School Committee vote on Wednesday ensured that the Wareham Public School System will remain a receiving district.