Friday, April 4, 2008
RSC Shorts, Mar. 25
• Superintendent interview. One internal application, from Assistant Superintendent Diana Rigby, was received for the position of Superintendent of both the Concord and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District. On March 25, the Regional School Committee (RSC) discussed the questions that will be used during the interview with Rigby on April 1 (see “Rigby interviews for CCHS superintendent post,” page 1.) A public deliberation session to discuss the candidate will be held on April 8.
• Student Advisory Council. A small complement of the Student Advisory Council gave a quick update on various activities. Ian Carr reported the Student Senate has passed a resolution “to remind the student body and staff to turn off the computers when not needed” to save energy, he said. “How did the dance go?” RSC member Peter Fischelis asked, referring to a recent CCHS dance. “I think we raised money, but I don’t know how much,” Ian replied. “Everyone behaved themselves.” Marree Budris added, “It was great. A lot of people were asking for it for next year.” RSC member Rebecca Shannon asked the students if they felt ready for MCAS. They said they were, and that some school advisory members met with the Principal to “go over last year’s scores.”
• Wells A. Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund. Richard Monaghan, who set up a scholarship fund with his mother to honor his grandfather, requested the transfer of the scholarship funds from the current management by the RSC to the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund (CCSF). He explained the CCSF has a professional financial manager and funds are showing a higher return in their investment. The fund has a value of $50,000 at present, he explained in a letter to the RSC. The School Committee voted to approve the transfer of funds.
• School choice. The committee voted not to participate in School Choice for the school year 2008-2009. Fitzgerald pointed out the district cost per pupil is $15,000 but a student coming from another district would bring just $5,000. ∆
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