The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 27, 2002

News

The tone was cordial when two dozen members of Concord and Carlisle's town governments met at the high school library September 19 to discuss ways to improve cooperation in budgeting for the shared regional high school. No one wanted a repeat of last year, when disagreement almost led to an unprecedented Joint Special Town Meeting. Attending were selectmen, finance committee (FinCom) members, Concord's town manager and town moderator, and members of the Regional School Committee (RSC). ...more

Carlisle Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle High School have once again excelled in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). According to the Boston Globe, of approximately 400 districts that took the MCAS, Carlisle ranked number one in eighth-grade math. The Globe also ranked CCHS second in combined results for tenth-grade English and math. Results for Carlisle were not included in the Globe rankings for overall score, which looked only at districts with their own high schools. However, if the Concord-Carlisle High School results are added to the CPS totals, Carlisle ranks second in the state in total MCAS scores (2,007 versus number one Wellesley's 2,008). ...more

Concerned about increased traffic and the impact on water quality, five Carlisle and Acton neighbors have filed an appeal of the Acton Planning Board's approval of the 90-home subdivision along Carlisle's western boundary. ...more

At a joint meeting of the Carlisle Board of Selectmen and Planning Board on September 24, David Freedman was selected to fill a short-term vacancy on the planning board, until the town election next May 13. Freedman is a graphic designer, a Forum writer for the Mosquito, and a volunteer on Carlisle's youth commission. ...more

As part of the superintendent search process for the Concord and Concord-Carlisle Regional School systems, the following focus groups have been scheduled: ...more

Concord-Carlisle High School principal Arthur Dulong has confirmed that several members of the class of 2003 reported for the first day of school, September 5, in an intoxicated condition, with evidence that some drinking may have occurred on school grounds. He declined, however, to report how many students were involved, and whether Carlisle students were among them. ...more

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) has joined the swell of voices urging the Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) to reconsider the use of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test as a requirement for graduation from a public high school. ...more

· Susan Greene case settled. The case of former Carlisle Public School teacher Susan Greene and the Carlisle Public School has been settled. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson recently received a letter from the American Arbitration Association in Boston dated August 29, 2002, that the grievance file of Susan Greene's termination as a teacher in the Carlisle School has been withdrawn. This is the last decision in the series of complaints brought against the school by this teacher. ...more

"Carlisle Public School teachers were busy this summer," principal Andy Goyer told the Carlisle School Committee on September 17, describing the variety of curriculum work that involved all teachers. "It shows that there is lots of preparation before the teachers and students even get together," said Goyer. "The teachers are always learning ways to improve the program." ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 St. Irene's Rectory

- Septic system replacement ...more


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