The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 30, 2001


Shorts from the school committee

· A proposed 2001-2002 calendar was presented to the school committee Tuesday evening, March 20 by principal Andy Goyer. He said he had done his best to coordinate the schedule with Concord-Carlisle High School and receive input from the staff in Carlisle. The first day of school will be on Tuesday, September 4. The 180 required days of school will end on June 18 with no snow days. There will be five professional days next year and one early release day a month; six on the second and three on the first Tuesday of the month. Superintendent Fox-Melanson noted the first trimester is a little longer in the new calendar than this year.

· Superintendent Fox-Melanson said that 25 Dutch educators had visited the school recently. The educators are part of a foundation studying with Systems Thinking educator Peter Senge.

· Former Carlisle School teacher Susan Green has appealed the decision by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) which has ruled that there was insufficient evidence to support her complaint. "The school has to prepare one and maybe two attorneys to follow this case for the future hearing of the appeal since it involves a contract termination," said Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson. Initially Susan Greene filed a docket on April 12, 2000, alleging that she was discriminated against by the Carlisle Public Schools on November 2, 1999.

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