Amherst School Committee wants Town Meeting to oppose Chinese charter expansion

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The Amherst School Committee wants Town Meeting to oppose the expansion of the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley. AMHERST - The School Committee wants Town Meeting to oppose the expansion of the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School. The Hadley charter school applied to the state in August for permission to expand. The state six months earlier rejected a similar proposal. The school wants to add 452 slots for students; the state currently allows the school to have 584. A proposed Town Meeting resolution from the School Committee states that the Amherst School District invests "significant resources to meet the diverse needs of low-income students, English language learners and students...

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