What is the 3R Initiative?
Hamden's Reimagine * Restructure * Results (3R) Initiative was created to address these important issues:
- Decreasing state funding to towns for education,
- Declining enrollment (similar to most other communities in CT),
- Meeting state guidelines for diversity
- Incorporating our own community's values around diversity and inclusiveness.
These are all critical issues facing our town. In 2017, the Hamden Board of Education began discussing these issues and examining ways to reorganize our educational system in a way that can be sustained in the future while being mindful of these important issues.
The BOE and district administration saw and continue to see this important work not as a challenge, but rather as an opportunity to optimize programming and reallocate resources to maximize opportunities for our students, while at the same time creating conditions for a long-term sustainable school system of excellence.
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