Friday, March 24, 2000
Shorts from the school committee
On March 7, Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson updated the Carlisle School Committee on some of the school's programs. An author visited the second grade where students are learning about the Iditarod Husky Dog sled race in Alaska. The fifth grade had its science fair and there was a wonderful concert for the fourth- and fifth-grade chorus and the jazz band. The "Welcome to Kindergarten Program" scheduled for incoming children was very successful, Fox-Melanson went on to say.
Fox-Melanson ended her report by saying that she has just returned "refreshed and reaffirmed" from a conference in San Francisco sponsored by the American Association of Administrators. The theme of the conference reaffirmed the importance and power of teachers and individuals who care. Less was mentioned about the issues of student testing and school standards."
Fox-Melanson received a letter from former teacher David J. Levy which said, "In accordance with the terms of the Agreement of Settlement signed and dated January 31, 2000, I resign my position with the Carlisle Public Schools." Levy had taught social studies in the Carlisle Middle School and departed in October 1998.
Next fall, Carlisle students will return to school on September 5, according to the draft of the 2000-01 calendar. Although the starting dates differ, Carlisle School administrators have worked hard to match the rest of Carlisle's calendar with that of the Concord Schools. CSC member Cindy Nock asked if the calendar could be more "refrigerator friendly" and be put all on one page. This will happen thanks to school parent Amy Mestancik, who voluntered from the audience.
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