Pawtucket, R.I.

6th-graders to move to ease crowding

Pawtucket plans to move many of its sixth graders into empty junior high school classrooms in the fall to help alleviate overcrowding in the city’s elementary schools. The Pawtucket Times reported classes will be moved from Baldwin and Cunningham Elementary schools to Slater Junior High School. Goff Junior high will receive students from Curtis, Potter-Burns, and Fallon Elementary School. The city says sixth-graders at Greene, Little, Varier and Winters elementary schools, where overcrowding is not a problem, would remain there. School Superintendent Deborah Cylke said she considered other options, including leasing portable classrooms or space at another location, holding double sessions, or looking at a year-round schedule.