The Devens School District was established in 2001. Presently, Devens is a non-operating school district and contracts with the Town of Harvard School District for grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. All education and education-related services are provided under this contract.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade attend the Hildreth Elementary School. Students in grades 6-12 attend the Bromfield School. All Devens students have access to all School Choice and Charter School options available within the Commonwealth, as well as Vocational Technical schools.
Our current educational services contract with the Harvard School District runs through June of 2015. The contract self-renews annually and requires a two year cancellation notice. If the contract is terminated, enrolled Devens students are entitled to continue to be educated by the Harvard School District through high school graduation.
Assisting MassDevelopment is the Devens Educational Advisory Committee (DEAC). The DEAC is comprised of four elected Devens residents (two of whom must have school-aged children), and one member from each of the school committees of Ayer Shirley, and Harvard. This committee acts in an advisory capacity to MassDevelopment on all educational matters, including review of all contracts for educational services.
The DEAC is represented on the Harvard School Committee as a non-voting member and Devens parents have the opportunity to participate on the Hildreth Elementary School Council and the Bromfield School Council. For additional information on the Harvard schools, including transportation information, please contact Joseph J. Connelly, Interim Superintendent, at 978-456-4140.
In addition to contracting for services, the Devens District could seek to regionalize with other districts, or become an operating system with its own schools. Under Chapter 498, any school district in Massachusetts may seek to educate the Devens children. If no satisfactory contract is obtained or other options exercised, the children will then attend schools in the town that historically held jurisdiction over the land where the residence is located.