Children Should Come First

The March 12 School Committee meeting agenda included discussion of the Personnel Assignment Team (PAT). Many residents may not be familiar with this policy and how it impacts student learning. The PAT sets the procedures by which teachers are chosen to fill open positions. The policy, created and approved in 2011, established a collaborative process... Continue Reading →

The “Cut List”.

The fiscal “challenges” are there every year.  The only difference is how the elected folks deal with them.  The budget process for the schools is frighteningly predictable.  For the last 10 years, the same pressures have existed. Consider the following factors. Enrollment drops by another 50 to 100 kids as larger graduating classes are replaced... Continue Reading →

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