Friday, May 14, 2004
Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee, May 3
• School Choice. The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted unanimously not to participate in the School Choice program for the 2004-2005 school year, and to direct the Superintendent to inform appropriate state officials. The public hearing was held on April 7. This vote removes the school from any obligation to enroll non-resident students in the Carlisle School. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson said that lack of space is the primary reason.
• Superintendent's Report. Fox-Melanson thanked everyone for the "wonderful evening," on April 29, honoring the end of her term as superintendent of the Carlisle School.
The Carlisle School celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week in the first week of May. Fox-Melanson said, " We have a lot to appreciate here. We have a wonderful faculty. The teachers work above and beyond all expectations."
The sixth-grade Outdoor Education trip was very successful.
• School Water OK. The testing of the water at the school showed no concerns. Lead and copper do not exceed the prescribed limits.
• Facility Use Policy. The CSC voted unanimously to adopt a revised facility use policy that includes provisions for the faculty use of the classrooms.
• School Attendance Policy. The CSC passed unanimously revisions to the policy on school attendance.
• Resignations. Teachers Jane Herrman and Heather Swift have notified the administration that they do not intend to return to teaching in the Carlisle Public School.
• Kindergarten Request. The CSC granted the request of non-resident foreign language teacher Andrea Steffek to have her son attend kindergarten in Carlisle as of September, 2004.
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