The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 23, 2001


In a discussion of Article 7 of the Warrant to be presented at Town Meeting November 27, the selectmen supported the goal of developing more affordable housing in Carlisle but questioned whether now was the time to push ahead. "We won't go forward with a capital plan (for affordable housing) in the spring," said chairman John Ballantine, citing a raft of other demands on town funds which must take precedence. ...more

A Special Town Meeting called for next Tuesday, November 27 will ask the town to initiate two expensive and controversial new projects. Two of the eight Warrant articles ask for funds to determine the feasibility and identify sites for new building programs. ...more

Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee ...more

Current high school juniors and seniors may want to take a close look at their MCAS scores. If you scored "Advanced" in at least one category, math or English/Language Arts (ELA), and "Proficient" in the other, you are a candidate for the Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery. The Certificate of Mastery is part of the Education Reform Law of 1993, designed to recognize students who demonstrate high academic achievement. The award was actually available for the first time in 2000. ...more

· Notes of appreciation. Superin-tendent Davida Fox-Melanson started the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting on November 6 by reading a letter from an anonymous "appreciative Carlisle family," informing the school that a financial grant has been made to the music department "as a way of expressing our appreciation for the outstanding programs under the direction of Tom O'Halloran." The amount was not specified, but Fox-Melanson said it was several thousand dollars. O'Halloran, attending the meeting for a presentation, received a round of applause. ...more

On Tuesday November 6, the Carlisle School fine arts department presented a comprehensive overview of the new features of the school's art and music program to the Carlisle School Committee. ...more

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