Thursday, March 28, 2013
Members of the School Committee unanimously supported the idea at their meeting last night.
As the final budget numbers become clearer, School Committee members are looking at several options to keep the department from falling behind next year. One of the budget options the members discussed at their meeting last night was an override according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. "In response to a suggestion by the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night that they would consider an override if the School Committee told them what they need, School Committee Chairman Erin H. Canzano said she highly favored the idea," the Telegram reports. The possibility of an override failing to pass a vote by residents however, led to discussions around what can be done to reduce the budget to the town's current guidelines. "Superintendent Joseph M…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Here is the list of people who got their nomination papers in, and will be on the 2013 town election ballot.
Nomination papers have been available for the annual town election since Jan. 22. Papers must have been returned to Town Clerk's Office by March 12 for certification. The last day to withdraw is March 28. The town election is April 30 (note, this election date was moved from the original May 7 date). The following returned papers to the town hall in time for certification and are planning to run in the election: Board of Selectmen (three-year term): John I. Lebeaux, 203 Walnut St. Candidate for re-election Moira E. Miller, 12 Lamplighter Drive Candidate for re-election School Committee (three-year term): Erin Hughes Canzano, 6 Holman Heights Circle Candidate for re-election B. Dale Magee, 28 Oak Ridge Way Candidate for re-election Trustees…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The "Voice of Reason" host will run in this year's election.
"Voice of Reason" TV show host John P. Martin announced he'll be running for Shrewsbury School Committee, reported the Shrewsbury Lantern. Martin, who taught for six year in the U.S. Navy Schools, is running as a write-in candidate, and told the Lantern, “I have studied the school system for the last 13 Years and I feel it is time for a change."
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
B. Dale Magee, M.D., announces his candidacy.
Submitted by B. Dale Magee, M.D. B. Dale Magee, M.D., a Shrewsbury physician, has announced that he will run for re-election to the Shrewsbury School Committee. "A good public education benefits not only the student, but all who live in the town. Every child deserves the opportunity to achieve all that they can and this begins with a good education. I am committed to assuring that all students, especially those who may lack some advantages, can feel that their future is bright because we believe in them. "The district and the community gain from a variety of perspectives on the School Committee. I bring the perspective of someone who places a high value on education but does not have a student in the system at this time. The community …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
A public hearing was held last night by the School Committee.
Residents aired their concerns over the potential $3 million deficit in the proposed school budget for the upcoming year. About a month ago, the School Committee announced it would face a $5.4 million deficit due to increased costs, decreased revenue and state and federal funding. Thanks to the town offering $2 million in free cash, the gap has been lessened. But about a dozen residents came to a public hearing last night to hear the School Committee's plans. "I feel like the $3 million is an insurmountable gap and there will have to be deep cuts in teachers and staff, which would cripple our schools," said Beth Casavant, Spring Street School PTO President and mother of two. "There are fixed amount like the rising costs of special …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
MCAS and college applications will also be discussed.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The School Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the town hall. I. Public Participation II. Chairperson’s Report & Members’ Reports III. Superintendent’s Report IV. Time Scheduled Appointments: A. Partnership with the Public Library: Report 7:10 – 7:30 p.m. B. College Admissions: Panel Discussion 7:30 – 8 p.m. C. MCAS Results: Annual Report 8 – 8:30 p.m. D. Athletics: Annual Report 8:30 – 8:50 p.m. E. Faculty Achieving Professional Status: Recognition 8:50 – 9 p.m. V. Curriculum VI. Policy VII. Budget VIII. Old Business IX. New Business X. Approval of Minutes 9 – 9:05 p.m. XI. Executive Session XII. Information Enclosures XIII. Adjournment 9:05 p.m. The next meeting of the School Committee is Oct. 26.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
A new assistant superintendent was appointed at the meeting last night.
If you missed the June 8 School Committee meeting, here are some of the highlights: 1. Dr. Joseph Sawyer recommended the School Committee appoint Mary Beth Banios as the new assistant superintendent. Banios is currently the assistant superintendent in Maynard. Banios has previously worked in Shrewsbury as the assistant principal at Floral Street School and as the principal at Spring Street School, said Sawyer. The School Committee voted to appoint Banios and the motion passed unanimously, without debate or discussion. 2. Coordinator of Volunteer Services Elizabeth McCollum reported on the volunteer initiatives and activities this past year. Avalon Bay Communities and Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union each donated $7,500 to fund McCollum’s …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Here are the highlights from the May 25 School Committee meeting.
If you missed the School Committee meeting earlier this week, here are some of the highlights: 1. Dr. Joseph Sawyer said the district is in the midst of selecting a new assistant superintendent. The current assistant superintendent, James Cummings, will be assuming the superintendent position in Grafton, Mass. Three finalists have been announced: Todd Curtis, current principal of Floral Street School in town, Mary Beth Banios, current assistant superintendent in Maynard, MA, and John Harrington, current principal of Littleton High School in Littleton, MA. Sawyer said a public interview with the School Committee is scheduled for June 6 at 6 p.m. in the presentation room at Shrewsbury High School. The public is welcome to attend. Sawyer …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tonight's School Committee meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the town hall.
The School Committee's agenda for tonight's meeting is as follows: Public Participation Chairperson’s Report & Members’ Reports Superintendent’s Report Sherwood Middle School: Student Presentation Oak Middle School: Student Presentation Food Services: Annual Report Curriculum: Social Studies Program Review: Report District Goals: Report on Progress Policy: Proposed Policy on Equity: Second Reading and Vote New Business: Assabet Valley Collaborative Agreement: First Reading Approval of Minutes Executive Session Adjournment The School Committee's next meeting is Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Highlights from last night's School Committee meeting.
If you missed the School Committee meeting on May 11, here are some of the highlights: