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Friday, September 25, 2009

Request to study regionalization

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) decided to make a formal request to the Boards of Selectmen of both towns to have the Selectmen initiate a study to explore expanding regionalization between Concord and Carlisle to include grades K-8. RSC member Peter Fischelis promoted this idea. Superintendent Diana Rigby ...more

Consultant to review Carlisle School administrative structure

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted on September 16 to hire the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to investigate cost savings by combining some of the administrative functions at the Carlisle School. Last spring consultants from NESDEC, while investigating a possible Superintendency Union with Concord, had suggested a cost savings might ...more

SBC hears school renovation details, choices

Status report to town on October 5

While the focus of the Carlisle School Building Project is construction of a replacement for the Spalding Building, the project will also include renovations to other buildings on the campus. On September 17 the School Building Committee (SBC) held an extensive discussion of potential renovations, beginning with a presentation by Carlos DeSousa and Dominick ...more

Madonna McKenzie leaves Carlisle for a “new chapter”

A search through the archives of the Mosquito beginning in the year 2000 reveals nearly 1,000 references to Madonna McKenzie, Carlisle’s retiring Town Administrator. McKenzie’s name is linked to a full range of town issues, government and operations, and as our longest-serving Town Administrator, she has been an integral, ubiquitous and influential presence ...more

Board of Selectmen, Carlisle School Committee and Finance Committee issue joint statement

Fellow Citizens, ...more

Police investigate eighth housebreak

Police are investigating Carlisle’s eighth housebreak this season, which occurred at 969 Concord Street last Friday morning while the owner was away from the house for only three hours. ...more

Highland Building subcommittees get underway

The August 14 edition of the Mosquito reported that the Selectmen had approved two subcommittees, one to work on the repair project at the Highland School, and the other to study and make recommendations as to the building’s disposition once it has been stabilized. Both subcommittees plan to meet on October 1. ...more

Recreation Commission weighs costs of organic field care

Should Carlisle discontinue organic field maintenance to cut costs as town department budgets shrink? Recreation Commission (RecCom) Chair Mark Spears provided a brief history of field maintenance at the September 16 meeting, explaining that the town switched from traditional chemical treatments to organic-based treatments about five years ago. Organic fertilizing ...more

Meet Carlisle School’s new staff members

Name: Kevin Maier ...more

Personnel Board shorts, Sept. 16

Salary adjustments. The Personnel Board met on September 16 and approved the salary level for new library assistant Cassandra Malik. Based on her advanced degree of Master of Library Science, Malik will be paid at the five-year level for level four of the wage classification table, retroactive to her hire date. ...more

Shorts from the September 16 Carlisle School Committee meeting

Meeting shortened. At their consultant’s suggestion, the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) is asking the principals and the director of student support services to attend every other CSC meeting this year instead of every meeting. As a result the three administrators did not present status reports at the September ...more

CCHS responding to student incident

On Tuesday, September 22, Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Principal Peter Badalament notified parents: “A statement of a threatening nature was found written on the wall in a boys bathroom early today. As a precaution, our Incident Management Team met with the Concord Police and it was determined that the statement did not represent a significant threat ...more

Board of Health considers septic system waivers

On September 16 the Board of Health (BOH) granted one of two waivers requested for replacement of a failed septic system at 98 Wolf Rock Road. The board unanimously approved waiving the minimum setback distance to wetlands to 68.3 feet, but denied a request to reduce the required system flow capacity to 644 gallons, pending alteration of the plan to the required ...more

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