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Friday, January 30, 2009

Funds sought to fix three old town buildings: Highland, Gleason Library and Bog House

On January 20, at the first meeting after its January 9 application deadline, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) began its annual review of community preservation proposals. CPC chair Kelly Guarino announced this year’s list of applicants for funding: the Board of Selectmen has requested $450,000 for base renovation of the Highland Building; the Library ...more

CSC fields questions on superintendency union plan

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) held its first open discussion on creating a superintendency union with the Concord School District on January 21 before an audience that included administrators, teachers, parents and other community members. A superintendency union is a sharing of administrative resources, and can include all personnel who report directly ...more

RSC discusses superintendency union

Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) member Peter Fischelis announced at the RSC on January 27 that there have been preliminary discussions with Carlisle about a superintendency union (see article at left). “We are at the early stages of looking at this,” said Fischelis. “The fiscal issues of the state are driving this. The state is asking ...more

$700,000 of CCHS budget may shift to Carlisle in FY11: Spike to end in FY15

As if a faltering economy, reduced tax revenue and cuts in state funding were not enough, Carlisle will soon have another financial hurdle to overcome. A large jump in the town’s assessment for the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) is expected due to a spike in the proportion of Carlisle-to-Concord students (see Table 1 on page 6). Even if the CCHS operating ...more

A glance at Concord’s school administration

If Carlisle shares school administrative personnel with Concord, the Carlisle Public School will be supervised by a much larger team that has responsibility for about 3,100 students. The Concord school system includes three elementary schools, two middle schools, and the Ripley building, which houses the school administration and pre-school classes. These schools ...more

Planning Board shorts, January 26

Affordable Accessory Apartment Special Permit. Section 5.6.5 of the Town of Carlisle Zoning Bylaws has provision for a homeowner to build an Accessory Apartment (AA) after receiving a special permit from the Planning Board. This was an initiative to expand the diversity of housing available. The bylaw limits the ...more

Eighth-grade gets green light for NYC trip

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted to approve this year’s eighth-grade trip at its January 21 meeting. Language Arts teacher Marcella Pixley volunteered to organize the details of the trip. ...more

Carlisle School trims current budget, signs new bus contract

In response to a belt-tightening request by the Board of Selectmen to all boards and departments, the Carlisle School has cut over $178,000, or about 2%, from a total FY09 budget of about $8.94 million. ...more

ConsCom discusses camping regs, maple tapping

The ConsCom met on January 22 to address a variety of topics including new regulations for camping on town-owned conservation land, tapping of maple trees on the Towle Land, and membership in a new regional group formed to identify and control invasive species. ...more

Shorts from the CSC, January 21

Students watch Inauguration. Middle School Principal Joyce Mehaffey reported at the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting that middle school students were able to watch the January 20 Inauguration of President Obama in the Corey Auditorium. She was surprised and moved that, “When the Chief Justice said ‘Please ...more

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