Thursday, November 29, 2012
Once again, the Acton public and Acton-Boxborough regional school committees are debating the merits of holding school on three religious holidays.
One Thursday afternoon in December of 2010, I received a flurry of emails from local friends who had read a just-published letter intended to influence the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee. The author: my daughter, Jackie, then a senior at ABRHS. The topic: the proposed elimination of three religious holidays from the following year’s school calendar. Stating that she felt a student’s perspective on the issue was “desperately needed,” my kid outlined the logistical reasons that knowingly holding school on days when a great number of students and teachers would be absent was a bad idea. She described what it was like at the high school her freshman year when widespread sickness forced a high number of staff and students to call in…
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Three volunteers from Acton and three from Boxborough were approved by the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee to serve on a new committee to help research regionalization.
Wednesday night, The Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee (ABRSC) unanimously voted six volunteers to serve on the Regional School District Study Committee (RSDSC). The committee was formed to solely focus on the possibility to amend the Regional Agreement, which would include preschool through 12th grade. Acton and Boxborough do not share elementary schools. The RSDSC is tasked with evaluating all options and reporting them back to the ABRSC over approximately a three-year period. The model was to have three members from Acton and three members from Boxborough serving on the RSDSC. Six qualified candidates volunteered for the position so there was no need for a debatable circumstance. “We (The Acton and Acton-Boxborough Regional …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
This is a timely press release from the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee who are seeking volunteers to serve on a study committee.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Acton Boxborough Regional School Committee (ABRSC) is looking for volunteers to serve on a Regional School District Study Committee (RSDSC). The RSDSC is anticipated to meet weekly over a one- to three-year period. This is an opportunity to have a real impact on our students’ educations for years to come. On Tuesday, August 2, the Acton Boxborough Regional School Committee (ABRSC) voted to create the RSDSC to research, evaluate, and report back to the ABRSC its findings with respect to amending the Regional Agreement between the Towns of Acton and Boxborough. This will include considering the viability of expanding the current Regional School District to include grades pre-K through 12 for Acton and Boxborough. Three members from Acton…