Students stream through the doors of the new Hunking School.
Superintendent James J. Scully said students from Consentino School will fill 40 of roughly 60 available seats at the new Hunking School when it opens next fall.
School officials had the first meeting this week to determine how they will fill the remaining available seats after all students in the Hunking School’s catchment area are accounted for, he said.
Mayor James J. Fiorentini said he is concerned that there is a public perception of a “tale of two cities, with a beautiful new school in Bradford, but not in the other quadrants.”
Fiorentini said he wants to be sure that as many students as possible from the Tilton and Consentino schools neighborhoods are given the opportunity to attend the Hunking.
Scully committed to providing the majority of the available seats to students who live in the Tilton and Consentino schools’ quadrant, which includes Washington and High streets, as well as lower Hilldale and Lowell Avenue.
Scully said the public grand opening celebration for the new Hunking is expected to be May 21, at 1:30 or 2 in the afternoon. A formal announcement will be made once the date is confirmed.