Hooksett will turn to lottery if Pinkerton enrollment falls short
“The board felt that it needed to be everyone who didn’t choose Pinkerton would be in the lottery. No geographic concerns were taken into account because of the logistics of having to map out upwards of 100 kids,” Korkosz said.
“It’s not perfect, but it’s something we all came together on. It was a very difficult decision, and nothing was done lightly,” Korkosz said.
While voters will decide in March whether to approve a 10-year high school sending contract with Pinkerton, the school board also entered into a one-year enrollment agreement with Pinkerton that calls for a minimum of 75 freshmen to attend Pinkerton next year.
Board member David Pearl said, “I think no one is going to like it. I don’t like it, but I think it is fair. In the amount of time that we have to make these decisions, I think it was the best solution. I was not in favor of putting us in this position, but we are here and have to deal with it.”
Along with establishing the lottery, the board also voted to ask Pinkerton if the 75-student requirement could be waived for next year, with Pearl, Lyscars and Cheryl Akstin voting for it, and Korkosz and Phil Denbow voting against.
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