July 12, 2024

Dighton-Rehoboth Promotes School Choice

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The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District is actively promoting school choice.

“We are putting on a full court press for school choice students,” Superintendent Bill Runey said at the June 11 school committee meeting. “You approved 25 slots at the high school. We have 18 slots available for next year and we want surrounding communities to know that Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School is a great destination for them.”

An advertisement was placed on the district’s website. Runey said there was already an influx of applications for school choice. The deadline for applications is June 21.

According to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE):

“All school-age children who live in Massachusetts are entitled to attend a public school free of charge and all children between the ages of 6 and 16 must attend school. Most children attend school in their home district, the school district in which they live. In certain situations, families may choose to enroll children in public schools outside of their home district. These choices include the inter-district school choice program, charter schools, vocational technical schools, METCO, Commonwealth Virtual Schools, and the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Families may also choose to educate their children in non-public settings through private schools or home schooling. This advisory provides information and links to additional resources on these options.”

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