The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 20, 2007


Changes in class size and staffing levels were questioned by parents at the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting on April 4 and the Carlisle School Association (CSA) presentation on April 12, both of which focused on the proposed FY08 Carlisle School budget. ...more

High taxes, rising salaries, capital needs — Carlisle faces many financial challenges in upcoming years. On Monday, April 23, the Finance Committee (FinCom) will hold a public hearing to review the FY08 budget and look ahead to the future. The hearing, which takes place at Town Hall starting at 7:30 p.m., will provide an opportunity for interested townspeople ...more

There were almost enough people for a Town Meeting quorum at the
Black Bear information evening talk and slide presentation at the Corey auditorium on Thursday, April 5. Fisheries and Wildlife specialist Jim Cardoza, who has 38 years of experience with bears in Massachusetts, organized his talk under the subject headings of history, habitat, population, ...more

Three people have stepped forward to run for positions in Carlisle's local elections since the Town Caucus on March 12. Carol Nathan and Marc Lamere have joined Kenneth Hoffman to fill the three vacancies on the Planning Board. Kevin T. Smith has entered the contested race for two openings on the Carlisle School Committee. Another contested race is for the ...more

The Concord-Carlisle Adult Community Education (CCACE) program sought renewed financial support from the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) at the April 10 RSC meeting, but did not meet with an enthusiastic response. Due to ongoing tight budgets, the RSC has found it difficult to fund CCACE in recent years. The program remains ...more

· State Aid update. A measure passed by the state legislature to provide reasonable estimates for local government receipts indicates Carlisle will receive $779,767 in Chapter 70 aid to education, an increase of $46,979 over what was projected in the Governor's budget. In addition, Carlisle will receive $200,257 in Chapter 90 transportation aid ...more

At the April 4 and April 12 Carlisle School budget presentation, Superintendent Marie Doyle reviewed recent accomplishments at the Carlisle School. The school is requesting a $150,000 override, which is bundled with the multi-town departmental override of $245,682. ...more

"We're on the home stretch" in terms of getting the proposed athletic fields passed, announced Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) member Peter Fischelis at the April 10 meeting. Almost all the boards in Concord are in favor of the plan to construct two artificial turf playing fields and associated parking next to the Concord-Carlisle ...more

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) senior Ariel Spivey and others involved with the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity Program (METCO) described the program at the RSC meeting on April 10. CCHS joined the METCO program 40 years ago, a year after the program was founded, with 20 METCO students coming to CCHS. The majority of today's ...more

· CCHS modular buildings. A bidder has been selected for the modular building project, split into two parts: Section A to utilize funding from the FY07 high school budget, as well as Section B, to use FY08 funding. ...more

7:30 p.m. Town Hall

7:30 Minutes, bills, agenda items ...more

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