METCO in Sudbury
The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) was created over 40 years ago by urban and suburban educational collaborators who believed that all children should have access to quality education in suburban school districts. The Sudbury Public School PK-8 system enrolled its first students on January 27, 1975, when forty students were placed in the five Sudbury Elementary Schools. Currently, this grant-funded program supports seventy students annually. Students completing grade 8, and any other student(s) leaving the Sudbury METCO Program, are replaced with the number of new elementary students needed to maintain the set number of 70 for the next fiscal year.