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Westford School Committee to Discuss School Choice Monday

Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 19.

Westford Public Schools. Credit: Patch
Westford Public Schools. Credit: Patch
The Westford School Committee will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. on May 19, in Conference Room B-Millennium. Here are some of the agenda items: 
  • The School Committee will recognize student representatives at 7:32 p.m. 
  • The School Committee will break from public session at 7:50 p.m. to go into private/executive session to discuss the resignation of an employee. The committee is expected to return to public session around 8:20 p.m. 
  • A public hearing will be held about the School Choice Program at around 8:50 p.m.
  • At 9:45 p.m., the committee is expected to adjourn into private/executive session to discuss negotiations and will not return to public session. 
Read the full agenda in a PDF post here
Westford Insider May 19, 2014 at 06:46 AM
Teacher Contract Negotiations? Maybe a deal would have been reached by now had negotiations sessions not been last minute cancelled by the SC multiple times in the past 4 months! Tick tock, tick tock...
Steven Sadowski May 19, 2014 at 10:27 AM
I got excited when I saw in the title, "School Choice." Could this be true? Could we finally be realizing that a voucher system is the next step in the evolution of American education despite the propaganda from the teachers' unions? But then I realized they were just talking about the existing program giving other parents outside of Westford the choice to send their kids here. Ah so close but.....
Cori Ryan May 19, 2014 at 12:46 PM
When a student outside of Westford attends a Westford school, who pays for it? Can anyone choose to come here?
Vincent DiRico May 19, 2014 at 02:01 PM
This link is old news but should help (also search for "school choice" on state of MA sites) http://westford.patch.com/groups/schools/p/school-choice-program-to-continue-in-westford-next-year
Cori Ryan May 19, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Thanks, Vincent. Today I learned a lot thanks to you and other "Patch People" :)

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