Penikese Island School Closes
February 10, 2011
CapeCodOnline: Citing dwindling enrollment and declining money from the state, the Penikese Island School, which works with “struggling teenage boys,” will shut down its classroom operations this week.
“We’re doing this in order to protect the school and be able to come back even stronger,” said Executive Director Toby Lineaweaver, who emphasized the change is temporary.
The school, located on a 75-acre island 12 miles off Woods Hole, offers programs to boys ages 15 to 18. Many of them struggle with learning and behavioral problems and often hail from abusive homes or have bounced from program to program.
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