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Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins Shares Rezoning Update

Message from Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins

Dear DDTwo Families,   

As we work to adjust school boundaries for next school year, this week our Board of Trustees and district leaders met with a demographer to discuss enrollment trends and population forecasting for the next 10 years in Dorchester School District 2. We discussed individual building enrollment capacities and the significant and sustained growth in pockets around our community. This information will support making data-driven decisions as we also consider many factors such as drive time, school bus routes, and relationships within neighborhoods. 

We are in the process of developing initial rezoning options to present to the Board during their scheduled Board meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023. After the meeting, we will provide opportunities for those affected families to provide input. To review the full rezoning timeline, please visit https://www.ddtwo.org/rezone.   

As a reminder eligible students will have the option to remain at their current school next year under the grandfathering option.  However, DDTwo will not provide transportation services for students who choose to remain at their current school under this option.  The grandfathering option is open to the following students: 

  • Rising 5th graders 

  • Rising 8th graders 

  • Siblings of rising 5th and 8th graders if they attend the same school, 

  • Rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders. 

As we’ve shared with you since our Board approved our rezoning process in September, we must make difficult decisions to protect the high-quality education we provide across DDTwo. Your continued support and involvement in DDTwo are deeply appreciated. We look forward to welcoming our new students while at the same time ensuring current students continue to have the same opportunities to succeed.   

Sincerely,  

Dr. Shane Robbins, ATC  
Superintendent of Schools 

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