Waltham School to use modular units to handle crowding

4 modulars scheduled to be delivered June 3

An aerial view of Waltham School on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 in Utica.

The Waltham School District 185 Board has settled on a short-term solution to its crowding: modular units.

Waltham officials will appear May 23 before the Utica Village Board to request that a parcel be rezoned from agricultural to commercial. Four modular units leased for 36 months are scheduled to be delivered June 3.

Although Waltham backed away from building an annexation – and, with it, an increase in tax rates – additional space is needed because Waltham’s enrollment sits at 256.

Superintendent Kristi Eager expects a potentially large (and challenging) incoming kindergarten class for the 2024-25 school year.

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