Shaw-Taylor merger and new facility design
We are proposing to combine the Shaw and Taylor school communities into a single two-campus, preK-6 school beginning in the Fall of 2024. Joining the communities will consolidate resources to support expanded academic and enrichment opportunities, early childhood, and inclusion. We worked with a School Design Team made up of members of both school communities and District leadership to finalize a merger proposal, which was introduced to the Boston School Committee in April 2023. We are also applying to the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s Core Program to fund the design and construction of a new facility for a unified Shaw-Taylor community in Dorchester/Mattapan, and we are proposing $50 million in the FY24 Capital Plan to support the project.