Friday, May 12, 2006
Shorts from the CSC, May 4
• Building plan and wastewater plant. At the May 4 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting, CSC member Christy Barbee announced that the master building plan is complete. "Also, the wastewater treatment facility is 'up and running.'" CSC Chair David Dockterman asked if there would not be a "ceremonial first flush?" CSC member Wendell Sykes suggested the plant would be a good "hands-on" biology class. "A lot of chemistry, going on from one end to another," he added.
• Last day of school. The CSC voted to set June 22 as the last day of school.
• School Choice. "We are obligated by state law to consider whether we would allow our district to be available to other districts," explained Dockterman. The board briefly discussed the School Choice program, which would allow students from other districts to attend the Carlisle School. Doyle said she would recommend that Carlisle not join the program. The committee voted, citing space limitations, not to join the program this year.
• China trip. The four teachers who traveled to China, Jen Reinhard, Courtney Hadley, Sue LaPorte and Peter Darasz, gave a PowerPoint presentation on their April trip. They thanked the Carlisle Education Fund (CEF) for sponsoring portions of the trip, saying it was "life-changing." Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle, who also traveled to China, said, "I feel strongly about partnerships with countries." The teachers are anxious to share their pictures and stories with their students, they said, having had chances to teach in various Chinese schools and visit with Chinese families. "I really thank CEF and the community members who give money to CEF," said committee member Nicole Burkel.
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