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Friday, June 1, 2007


Task force to look at community ed.

The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on May 22 authorized a task force to review the Concord Carlisle Adult Community Education (CCACE) program, particularly funding, and how other communities' adult education programs work financially. The task force was also asked to make recommendations on the appropriate role of the school committee, the school administration, both towns, and the director and advisory committee of the CCACE. The task force will report back to the RSC and there will be an public hearing in September to discuss their recommendations.

At first, the task force was defined to consist of one member of each from the Concord Board of Selectmen, the Concord Finance Committee, ACE Advisory Committee, the RSC, the Concord School Committee and a part-time facilitator. RSC member Michael Fitzgerald wondered if Carlisle was represented adequately. RSC member Jerry Wedge agreed, "There is a potential impact on Carlisle if the outcome is to fund CCACE through RSD funds. It might be reasonable to have a Carlisle representative from the Selectmen or Finance Committee." A representative from the Carlisle Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee will be asked to join.

Concord resident Phoebe Ham voiced her opinion, which she has done at previous meetings, that the RSC should find funds in their budget for Concord Carlisle Adult and Community Education. "Education goes beyond high school," said Ham.

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