Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Retirees honored, Kominsky's last meeting, summer reading selected as part of Foxborough School Committee meeting
The Foxborough School Committee gathered last night in what would be their last official meeting of the school year. The committee recognized the service of 11 Foxborough Public Schools staff members set to retire this year. Those retirees include Ellen L. Dean, 25 years in food service; Martha L. Dooley, 23 years in food service; Laurel Dudley-Pappas, 22 years in special education; Diane Horton, 15 years as an art teacher; Cheryl L. Law, 18 years as an elementary teacher; Gerald A. Roy, 28 years as art teacher/ Head of Art Department; Judith A. Sherlock, 25 years as an educational assistant; Jeffrey Theodoss, six years as high school principal; Michael F. Tiano, 14 years as a guidance counselor; Kathleen J. Walsh, 20 years as a bus …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
School Committee Notebook: Board welcomes Michael Stanton, holds public hearing on new state teacher evaluations, approves new textbooks.
Vincent M. Igo Elementary School’s new principal Michael Stanton received a warm welcome at Monday night’s School Committee meeting. The father of two has been the principal at Boyden Elementary School in Walpole for the past seven years, and has a masters in elementary education from Cambridge College. Stanton says he is “very excited to join the team” at Igo Elementary, and that his philosophy is “to make a difference every day.” He told the school committee that his passion for working with children stems from his belief that “you never know when you are making a memory that will last a lifetime.” Also at the meeting, members held an “open hearing” on the new Massachusetts Educator Evaluation System. Foxborough Assistant …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Foxborough School Committee approved the hiring of Daniel Brown, of Feeley and Brown, as the school district's new legal representation.
One search is over, while another is just beginning. The Foxborough School Committee approved the hiring of Daniel Brown, of Feeley and Brown, as the school district's new legal representation, during its meeting Monday night. Brown replaces Michael Loughran, who served as the district's attorney for 15 years. "We just want to state that this was purely a business decision," said Superintendent Debra Spinelli, about the district's decision to retain Brown's legal expertise offer. "Michael served Foxborough well for 15 years," she said. Brown and his firm was selected out of six applicants, which responded to the district's RFP (request for proposals). Of the six, three were interviewed and "Brown's packet floated to the top," said Beverly…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Committee members approved phasing in two sections of health education.
Future students attending Foxborough High School will have a new graduation requirement: Completing two courses of health education. During Monday night's school board meeting, committee members approved phasing in two sections of health education, which will be taught to sophomores and freshmen. Currently, health education is not taught in any form to high school students. Instead, there are only two wellness classes, each based in physical fitness. "I was surprised that a good majority of our students don't have a basic knowledge of, or understanding about their own body," high school wellness teacher Janelle Erskine told the board. "I had a student just the other day ask me a question about menstruation, and I tried to answer her, …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The school committee's next meeting will be held on Nov. 28 at 7:00pm.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Foxborough School Committee voted to change it's meeting schedule Monday night. The school committee's next meeting will be held on Nov. 28 at 7:00pm at the Foxborough High School Media Center. The school committee will resume its regular meeting schedule on Dec. 19. Both the Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 meetings were canceled due to a conflict with the upcoming special Town Hall meeting on Dec. 5. For more information on the school committee, click here. Revised school committee calendar: November 7, 2011 November 21, 2011 – CANCELLED November 28, 2011 December 5, 2011 - CANCELLED December 19, 2011 January 9, 2012 January 23, 2012 February 6, 2012 February 27, 2012 March 12, 2012 March 26, 2012 April 2, 2012 April 23, 2012 May 21, 2012 June 4, …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Report cards summarizing achievement in the district is one of the many goals.
Foxborough's school committee held their annual summer meeting Monday night at the Chapel Meeting House in Foxborough. The board meeting held a special meaning for Superintendent Debbie Spinelli and Assistant Superintendent Amy Berdos, as it was their first board meeting in their new positions. Spinelli and Berdos, who began her position as Assistant Superintendent two weeks ago, both transitioned into their new positions smoothly, discussing the school district's strategic goals in a veteran manner. The board discussed and reviewed the many goals that the district set for the 2011-2012 school year. The publishing of report cards summarizing achievement in the district is just one of many district goals set for the year. The report card …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Deal of the day, snapshot of the week and more!
1. The Foxborough School Committee has been rescheduled to March 21. 2. Foxboro Music Association will be meeting at 7:30pm in the High School Band room. Parents from all age groups are invited to join the Foxboro Music Association monthly meetings. 3. Deal of the day: Throwing a St. Patrick's day party? Christmas Tree Shops has all the accessories, decorations and party supplies you need at just $1. 4. Boyden Library Trustees will meet at 7:15 PM in the Bluemer Room, Boyden Library. 5. Wondering what else is happening this week in Foxborough? Check out our snapshot of the week!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Proposed calendar change has school starting on August 31 for the 2011-12 school year.
The Foxborough School Committee got its first look at a proposed calendar for the 2011-12 school year, which has school starting before Labor Day. Foxborough Public Schools have experienced a fair amount of snow days already this winter, bringing to light the issue of the school calendar. Recently, Superintendent Christopher Martes made adjustments to this year's school calendar, which included pushing the last day of school back to June 23 and cancelling Staff Development Day for January. The changes made to this year's calendar, due to 5 straight weeks of snow storms, prompted Martes to propose a change for the 2011-2012 school year calendar. The new proposed calendar draft would have students returning to school on Wednesday, Aug. 31. …
Monday, February 7, 2011
A look at the week ahead for Feb. 7 - Feb. 11.
It is a busy week in Foxborough, including a special joint meeting between the Board of Selectman and the School Committee. Monday, Feb. 7 There will be a School Committee Meeting tonight at Foxborough High School, starting at 7 p.m. Davio's is serving up a 3-course menu tonight for only $28! Tonight's menu features Pan Seared Salmon Filet, Lemon Pea Risotto, Artichoke Hearts or Grilled Organic Chicken Breast, Pancetta Whipped Potatoes, Pan Sauce. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Tiramisu for dessert! Tuesday, Feb. 8 Warrior varsity basketball will play tonight at 6:30 p.m.. The boys will face off against Sharon at home and the girls are playing away in Sharon. A special meeting will take place tonight at 6:00 p.m. The Foxborough School …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
School budget approved by the committee with a 2.14 percent increase, the lowest percent increase in almost a decade.
The Foxborough School Committee approved the fiscal year 2012 budget unanimously last night. The budget itself had an increase of $577,351, raising the total school budget to approximately $27.5 million, with no change in level services. The budget, if approved at the May own meeting, will be enacted July 1 of this year. The low increase is prompted by the facts that there will be no salary increases included in the budget due to cost of living adjustments and that there will not be any staff additions this year. Superintendent Christopher Martes said that the COLA adjustment for 2012 will be offset by outside resources, and not paid for by the town. “The budget that we’re putting forward has the smallest year-to-year percentage increase …