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School enrollment in Coventry could rise

July 21, 2014

COVENTRY— A team of engineers spoke before the Coventry Town Council last night to discuss an analysis they conducted on the future population increases and the effect it will have on the capacity of the town’s public schools. An investigation of the currently-closed Oak Haven Elementary was revealed as an effort to determine the viability of re-opening the school as a pre-kindergarten, elementary or middle school.
The Robinson Green Beretta Corporation (RGB) out of Providence was selected by the school department to do an analysis along with to the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) who looked at demographic studies of the town and the condition of Oak Haven, if it were to reopen.
The half-hour long presentation showed an increase in home growth and overall, recommended that the school reopen in order to accommodate the amount of students that will be in the schools in the future. John Kennedy, a planning and management associate from NESDEC explained that the increase in residential growth with have an impact on the enrollment in Coventry schools.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Coventry Courier.

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