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Friday, December 14, 2007


Finance Committee (FinCom) Chair Dave Model brought tidings of little comfort and joy as he addressed the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, December 11. As expected, the FinCom is issuing a guideline FY09 budget of 0% growth to Carlisle's departments, necessitated by a slow-down in new real estate (see article, "Finance Committee Chair David Model sees ...more

[Ed note: The following is part of an occasional series of profiles of town boards and committees. Another profile, an introduction to the Personnel Board appears on page 4] ...more

Do you ever wonder who is responsible for determining job descriptions and appropriate pay rates for Carlisle town employees or who would address employee issues or grievances? These are some of the basic responsibilities of the Carlisle Personnel Board. This five-member board is appointed by and reports to the Board of Selectmen on all matters pertaining ...more

December 10

The Personnel Board wrapped up the year's work with a quick meeting on December 10. ...more

Now that the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has included the Carlisle School renovation proposal on a list of projects being considered for partial reimbursement, the school is waiting to hear details of how the MSBA will proceed. School Building Committee Chair Christy Barbee said she believes the MSBA will set up a meeting with ...more

For a look at forces driving fluctuations in Special Education (SPED) expenses at the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS), the Mosquito recently interviewed Assistant Superintendent Diana Rigby. SPED costs change weekly, sometimes daily, she explained, because the needs of students who receive special education services vary greatly and change often. ...more

Reviewing the agenda for the evening, Chair Michael Epstein observed that, notwithstanding the fact that there have been no new building permits issued in 15 months, the Planning Board has been very busy. Some of the support staff have been in overtime-mode to keep up with items before the board. ...more

Freeze alarm. At the December 5 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting Superintendent Marie Doyle announced that the school has received a grant totaling $4,492 from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), the town's insurance provider, for installation of a 'freeze alarm" to alert school officials when pipes are in ...more

The Carlisle School Committee voted to accept four grants totaling $9,431 from the Carlisle Education Foundation at its December 5 meeting. The grants are from the Davida Fox-Melanson Fund for Teaching Excellence, which focuses on innovative professional development experiences for school staff members who in turn share their knowledge with their ...more

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