Headmaster: Accepting more towns could slow Pinkerton enrollment decline
The scenario she presented was based on the school continuing with four sending towns — Auburn, Chester, Derry and Hampstead. Anderson didn't, however, discuss the possibility of Hooksett becoming a new sending town, said Chip Underhill, the school's executive director of public affairs.
Hooksett has agreed to enter into contract negotiations with Pinkerton to send most of the district's high school students there starting next September. If Hooksett reaches an agreement with Pinkerton, it would become the fifth sending town.
Enrollment projections show that enrollment will increase slightly for the 2014-15 school year to 3,030 students. Enrollment will then decrease over the next five years and decline to 2,489 by the 2019-20 school year, the projections from the New Hampshire School Superintendents Association show.
Stable enrollment equates to the best control of program opportunity and tuition costs for taxpayers, parents and families, she said. Also during the meeting, an update was presented on the search to replace Anderson, who is retiring at the end of the 2014 school year.
Consultants for the executive search firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates continued interviewing candidates during the fall.
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