The bulk of Thursday night’s three-hour school committee meeting was spent discussing a potential capital plan for fiscal year 2024 and 10-year long-term needs as well. Director of Finance, Susan Rothermich, described the following items and their proposed costs as follows: maintenance vehicle replacement, $70,000; technology upgrades to replace wirelessRead More →

Posted: 09/18/2022 18:01:12 Modified: 09/18/2022 18:00:32 GREENFIELD — The school board took the opportunity at last week’s meeting to discuss the self-assessment administered by the Massachusetts Association of School Boards over the past two months. Chair Amy Proietti said six of the seven committee members participated, and written comments cameRead More →

The school committee has a discussion on Thursday. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO The Elmwood School replacement project, school enrollment and attendance policy were among the topics discussed at the Hopkinton School Committee meeting on Thursday. Elementary administrators also presented improvement plans for the board to consider. Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh said the ElmwoodRead More →

LIMESTONE, Maine (WAGM) – The Limestone Community School Committee responded to concerns and allegations the superintendent waited months before telling the public about high lead levels in the school’s drinking water. According to the Maine Drinking Water Program, schools are responsible for providing public notice of lead test results withinRead More →

Posted: 09/16/2022 16:32:46 Modified: 09/16/2022 16:32:17 GREENFIELD — The school committee received conflicting reports this week about the implementation of magnetic cell phone pouches at high school, with a student representative voicing displeasure from his peers before the superintendent welcomed the rollout. Shane Toomey explained that he and his classmatesRead More →

Posted: 09/16/2022 12:14:35 Modified: 09/16/2022 12:10:42 CHARLEMONT — The selection committee used this week’s permanent appointment with a school board member from the Hawlemont Regional School District as an opportunity to express outrage at the school’s handling of the budget. Dan Girard, Marguerite Willis and Valentine Reid told school committeeRead More →

Published: 09/09/2022 13:34:43 Modified: 09/09/2022 13:30:57 CHARLEMONT — The Hawlemont Regional School District School Board corrected a transportation error in the fiscal year 2023 budget at Wednesday’s meeting, allowing excess money to be spent in other areas. TMS, the district’s former business management department that it shared with the MohawkRead More →

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The school board has adopted memorandums of understanding for four bargaining units which include “substantial increases”. At a special meeting on Thursday, memorandums of understanding for the 2021-2022 school year and 2022-2025 school years were unanimously approved for bus drivers and attendants, cafeteria workers, paraprofessionals and educationalRead More →

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A committee formed by the Osceola County School District has recommended that four controversial books be restored to at least high school library shelves. Despite this, the board members waited and decided to take the process into their own hands. District leaders released the books —Read More →

The following information was provided by the school committee: The school committee met on Monday August 29, 2022. During the summer, the school committee completed and presented the Superintendent’s Assessment 2021/2022. Dr. (Dede) Galdston was rated competent or exemplary by all members for all four standards in addition to herRead More →

For immediate release David Ljungberg has been chosen as the new Superintendent of Stoneham Public Schools. (Photo courtesy of Stoneham Public Schools) STONEHAM — The Stoneham School Board officially welcomes David Ljungberg as the new Superintendent of Stoneham Public Schools. Superintendent Ljungberg began his new duties in July. He replacesRead More →

The updated dress code is as much about increased communication as it is about student clothing, according to the school department. BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor School Committee adopted revisions to its dress code on Wednesday night. School Department Title IX and Affirmative Action Coordinator Dana Carver-Bialer spearheaded the changes.Read More →

Published: 08/16/2022 16:00:07 Modified: 08/16/2022 15:56:40 GREENFIELD – After receiving only a small number of survey responses, School Committee Member Elizabeth Deneeve and other committee members are advocating for a renewed effort in pursuing public forums as an additional means of parent-school committee interaction . In an effort to makeRead More →

LUDLOW — At the Ludlow School Committee meeting on July 19, the committee received a presentation about the district’s Pathways for Parents program, which helps prepare young children for kindergarten while providing educational resources and referrals to families. Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Erica Faginski-Stark, said the Pathways forRead More →

The school committee on Thursday approved the wording of a special meeting terms of reference from the city requesting an additional $850,000 for the Marathon school addition project. Money for the project could be taken from the ministry’s Legacy Farms Fund allocation and would therefore not affect taxpayers. Recently, theRead More →

Last year, schoolchildren clean the grounds of Neak Oknha Moha Pheakdey Hun Neang Yamabiko School. Facebook The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports is investigating the management committee of a primary school – Neak Oknha Moha Pheakdey Hun Neang Yamabiko – for asking students at the school for money toRead More →

CHELMSFORD — The school board broke the law during and after a 2017 incident involving teachers’ union representatives, according to a ruling by the state’s Department of Labor Relations deposit by a Hearing Officer on 29 June. Chelmsford Teachers’ Federation Local 3569 originally filed a complaint against the school boardRead More →

Posted: 06/30/2022 00:49:32 Modified: 06/30/2022 00:46:58 MONTAGUE — Gill-Montague Regional School District Superintendent Brian Beck is meeting expectations for his role, according to an assessment that was discussed at Tuesday’s school committee meeting. According to school committee chair Jane Oakes, seven committee members independently assessed Beck against five standards: instructionalRead More →

Skipper and Welch were each publicly interviewed for about eight hours Thursday and Friday by panels of community members, educators, students and the school committee. The Boston school committee must make its choice on Wednesday. Here’s a closer look to each of the finalists. Mary Skipper Somerville Public Schools SuperintendentRead More →

TEWSKBURY — The Tewksbury School Committee met on June 8, 2022 at TMHS. All members were present. The committee honored TPS retirees and school volunteers, and introduced TMHS Student Council Representative Rania Elouahi. The committee reviewed a presentation on senior TMHS projects from vice-principal Michelle Dick and teacher Brian Gouthro.Read More →

In all transparency, here is a press release *** NATICK – The Natick School Committee and the Natick Education Association jointly announced today, June 16, a three-year collective agreement. Both groups participated in interest-based negotiations to reach the new agreement. Throughout the process, concerns were resolved using a problem-solving methodRead More →

Published: 06/15/2022 21:24:45 Modified: 06/15/2022 21:22:29 EASTHAMPTON — Following her stated intent, Mayor Nicole LaChapelle on Wednesday filed two complaints under the Open Meetings Act against the school board with the Attorney General’s Open Government Division. Discussion surrounding a non-binding ‘good faith’ agreement between LaChapelle and the committee was cutRead More →

For immediate release Holly McClanan has been named the next Superintendent of Schools.(Photo courtesy of Southeast Regional School District) SOUTH EASTON — The Southeastern Regional School Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Holly McClanan as Superintendent of Schools. McClanan will replace longtime superintendent Luis Lopes, who will retireRead More →

The review cited chronically late buses, aging facilities, the segregation of students of color with disabilities from their peers, and English language learning programs that do not comply with federal law. Cassellius and Mayor Michelle Wu have already provided a response to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, CasselliusRead More →

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A public school committee made up of three transgender advocates is set to recommend that a public school district in Virginia include gender identity in sex education curricula beginning in the fourth grade, according to a copy of the recommendations obtained by the Daily Caller. The Family Life Education CurriculumRead More →

For immediate release WEST NEWBURY – Superintendent Justin Bartholomew and the Pentucket Regional School Board want to share an update on the district’s 2022-2023 budget and the impact it will have on students, staff and faculty. The school committee unanimously approved a budget of $47,846,000 for the upcoming school yearRead More →

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI (WPRI) – Still reeling from the previous controversy, the North Kingstown School Board has addressed other issues that first surfaced earlier this month. Outraged parents took aim at the committee Tuesday night, as the city’s school department deals with a growing list of furloughed employees over allegationsRead More →

The committee’s quick action follows recommendations for closure from Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, who commissioned the third-party investigation, and Mayor Michelle Wu. As enrollment has declined over the past 15 years, the district has closed schools due to a number of factors, including building condition, academic performance, and declining popularity. ButRead More →