"We are a young family considering purchasing a home in downtown Wakefield because we love the walkability. Our 8 and 9-year-old girls would have attended Wakefield Elementary, but now we are concerned that they will be lost in an overcrowded school due to redistricting."  Wendy O.

 

"Closing Wakefield Elementary School does not solve the issues this process purported to solve.... I continue to believe that the Town Council and School Committee will listen to the community and figure out a way to solve what is broken, not close the doors to a school which, based on quantitative and qualitative evidence, is part of our children's - and our Town's well being."  Jenn P.

 

"Last year, my husband and I bought a home in Wakefield for its walkability and family-friendly community. We have a two-year-old daughter and we live just up the road from the school. If we had known WES might close, we would not have moved to the neighborhood. A vacant elementary school at the center of town is a grim thing."  Casey M

 

"My son is entering kindergarten at Wakefield this year.  We are committed to ensuring that this wonderful community school stays open for him and all future students."  Patrick J