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Friday, June 20, 2008

Community and Adult Education reports successful year

The Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education (CCACE) gave its annual presentation to the Regional School Committee (RSC) on June 10. John Saltonstall of Carlisle is the current chair of the CCACE Advisory Committee and he will be retiring after six years of service. The CCACE offers a wide range of courses for all ages in foreign languages, culinary arts, sports, science, history, computers, finances, after-school programs for students and much more. There are 225 volunteers and teachers involved in the program, which has a total budget of roughly $750,000. Saltonstall said, “[CCACE Director] Court Booth makes it all happen.”

CCACE ended the fiscal year with a $14,000 profit. This was a relief for the Advisory Committee because last year they had a $28,000 deficit. There is roughly $103,000 currently in their revolving fund.

CCACE has had several goals this year, including team-building, growing enrollment, creating a planning calendar and increasing communication. The Advisory Committee determined through a survey that most people learn about course offerings through the catalog that is sent to every household in Concord and Carlisle. To make this booklet more visible, its cover will now be a local child’s artwork in color. CCACE gets added publicity when the Concord Bookstore has the catalog in its window display three times a year.

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