Friday, March 15, 2002
Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee, March 5
· Water corrosion control. The Massachussetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved the school's plans for the installation of a corrosion control system on its public water supply, according to a letter from supervisor of buildings and grounds David Flannery. The DEP is requiring the school to install post-aeration chlorination in addition to the existing chlorination system that disinfects the raw water before it reaches the storage tanks. Construction quotes are now being solicited for this work and costs are expected to be in the $15,000-20,000 range. The school has already expended approximately $5,500 on engineering. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson said she hopes to bring the entire system into compliance by summer. The school's drinking water is not affected by these changes.
· Maternity leave. Foreign language teacher Andrea Steffek was granted a maternity leave from her teaching position on April 12. She plans to return to teaching in the next school year, 2002-2003.
· Superintendent's report. The "Dialogues with Davida" scheduled for March 22 has been changed to Thursday, March 21, at 9 a.m. in the Spalding Conference Room. Fox-Melanson thanked music teacher Tom O'Halloran for help with the fruit sale benefiting the school bands, and the Minor Chord Music Store for giving out prizes and awards to those selling the fruit. The Carlisle School Association (CSA) sponsored a program of Native American Prospectives for grade 3, and a celebration for Dr. Seuss' birthday. Math teacher Rob Quaden organized a systems thinking breakfast for interested faculty. The school finds it may have to absorb unanticipated special education outside placement expenses in excess of $33,133.
· Lost and Found. Clothes and articles in the lost and found collection will be displayed in the Corey lobby to be claimed by school parents.
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