Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Regional School District Study Committee members Mary Brolin and Xuan Kong shared their group’s plan to integrate Acton and Boxborough elementary schools into the Acton-Boxborough system.
Despite power outages and impassable roads in both towns, a record number of Acton and Boxborough residents attended the Regional School District Study Committee’s most recent community forum, held at Acton Town Hall the night of Oct. 30. The 50 attendees represented almost ten times the usual number, according to Joanne Berry, who helped publicize the event. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the meeting featured a presentation by committee members Mary Brolin and Xuan Kong and an hour-long question-and-answer session. The proposal to add Blanchard to the regional school district is the result of a year’s worth of discussion, drafts, and revisions, and is available on the study commission’s website . Last spring, at their respective…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
An advantage for administrative functioning or potential threat to schools' identities?
Last week, the educational and financial impacts of a fully combined Acton-Boxborough school district were discussed at a public forum of the Regional School District Study Committee (RSDSC). In its presentation, the RSDSC said fully combining the school systems could streamline many administrative functions—but some parents have expressed concerns that their schools could lose their autonomy and identity under a full regionalization. How do you weigh in? Take our poll and let us know.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Voters in Acton and Boxborough will be asked whether committee should continue study of fully regionalized school system.
The educational and financial impacts of a fully combined Acton-Boxborough school district were discussed at a public forum of the Regional School District Study Committee (RSDSC), which drew a handful of residents to the Parker Damon Building on Wednesday evening. Charged with studying the viability of expanding the current 7-12 regional school district to one that encompasses pre-kindergarten through grade 12, the six-member committee has met regularly since forming in September to discuss the implications and effects of a full regionalization, with an ultimate goal this year of asking residents from each town to vote on whether it should continue its study. Also among the committee’s charges, said RSDSC co-chair Peter Ashton, are to …
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 …