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Nashoba Building Repair List a Surprise… July 15, 2016

Nashoba Building Repair List a Surprise… July 15, 2016

| July 14, 2016

By Ann Needle

The Nashoba School District could be responsible for thousands of dollars in unexpected building repairs, and at its June 29 meeting, the Nashoba School Committee began tackling how to sort out what is owed and how to pay for it. To help grapple with these issues, the SC voted to add meeting time to its already-scheduled July 6 Collective Bargaining Workshop.

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Obituary… July 15, 2016

Obituary… July 15, 2016

| July 14, 2016

John (Jack) Howley, 82 Jack Howley, also known as Dad, Papa, and Papa Jack, 82 years of age, passed from this life into the arms of his Savior on July 6, 2016. Jack was born and raised in Watertown, MA. He married Marion McNeely in 1953 and eventually they settled in Bolton, MA to raise […]

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Minuteman SC Calls for District Vote…July 1, 2016

| July 1, 2016

Submitted by Steve Sharek, Minuteman Director of Outreach
In hopes of saving a $44 million state grant and securing final approval to build a new high school, the Minuteman School Committee has decided to submit the issue directly to the voters of its member towns. On June 27, the Committee voted 12-1, with one abstention, to conduct a District-wide referendum on approval of bonding for the project.

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SolarFlair to Open Bolton Office….June 24, 2016

SolarFlair to Open Bolton Office….June 24, 2016

| June 28, 2016

Submitted by: Barbara D. Parente, for Solarize Mass Bolton
SolarFlair, the installer chosen by your neighbors on the Solarize Bolton Committee for the tiered discount Solarize Mass Bolton program, plans to open an office in Bolton within a month. Having the Ashland-based installer as a neighbor will provide advantages to townspeople.

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Tri-Town Questions School Choice… June 17, 2016

| June 20, 2016

By Ann Needle
Though it is no longer offered by the Nashoba Regional District, school choice became a key topic of conversation at the June 8 Tri-Town meeting in Stow. Officials from Nashoba’s three towns also heard an update on the re-accreditation process at Nashoba Regional High School, along with an update on Minuteman High School’s search for district approval of its proposed building project.

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More Personnel Changes for Nashoba…June 1, 2016

| June 6, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Nashoba School Committee focused on personnel changes at its May 31 meeting, approving both a contract for the incoming superintendent and changes to the job descriptions of some key district personnel. And, Nashoba’s towns can look forward to receiving an outlook on Nashoba’s upcoming budget earlier than in past years.

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Technology Tops Nashoba List…May 27, 2016

| May 27, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Nashoba District is aiming to make the technology needed for learning a top priority, after the release of a report by a state-wide professional organization of school administrators. The Nashoba School Committee used most of its May 18 meeting to begin analyzing the results of a study by the MA Association of School Business Officials of the district’s operations, and to begin prioritizing which areas are most crucial to address in the coming school year.

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Nashoba Approves New Grad Rules…May 20, 2016

| May 20, 2016

By Ann Needle
The relatively brief May 11 Nashoba School Committee meeting was devoted primarily to approving more than 15 updated district polices, with several not having been been reviewed in over a decade. The SC also heard that the district’s finances are healthy, anticipating the release of a first-time analysis of Nashoba’s business practices.

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School Comm Looks at Non-Union Staff…May 6, 2016

| May 9, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Nashoba School Committee’s Personnel Sub Committee had sharp words at its April 26 meeting for the district’s Human Resources Dept., calling its work with non-union contracts “sloppy.” The tone was more positive elsewhere, with discussions on lifting some of the restrictions on student free time at the high school, and deadlines for selecting a new superintendent.

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Nashoba Cup Works Its Magic …April 8, 2016

Nashoba Cup Works Its Magic …April 8, 2016

| April 11, 2016

By Ann Needle
Last spring, Nashoba Regional High School Principal Dr. Parry Graham was quite excited — breathless, almost — over the idea of having each of Nashoba’s four grades compete with one another to earn points for good attitude, school spirit, and academic achievement. At the end of the year, the winning class would take home what was to be the Nashoba Cup.

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