Monday, April 8, 2013
Paul Laurent has been on the Natick School Committee for the past 2.5 years. He is seeking re-election in the Town Election tomorrow.
The School Committee race is one of just two contested races (Morse Institute Library Trustee being the other) in tomorrow's Natick Town Election. There are four candidates running for two seats on the School Committee. Two of the candidates are seeking re-election, including Paul Laurent. We asked Laurent some questions via email to learn more about him, his background, what he's accomplished during his tenure so far on the School Committee and what he's hoping to accomplish if he's elected to another term. Patch: While many people are familiar with you and some of the things you’ve worked on and accomplished already as a member of the School Committee, could you tell us a little about yourself and your background for people who are new …
Anne Blanchard is seeking re-election to the Natick School Committee in the Town Election tomorrow.
The race for School Committee will be closely watched here in Natick in tomorrow's Town Election, when voters will be asked to choose two candidates from the four on the ballot. This is one of just two contested races in the election (the other being Morse Institute Library Trustees), and Natick residents feel strongly about the importance of their schools. One familiar name on the ballot will be Anne Blanchard, the current Vice Chair of the School Committee who is seeking re-election. We recently communicated with Blanchard via email to find out more about her and the qualifications she brings to the School Committee, what she's most proud of accomplishing as a member of the School Committee and what she'd like to do if re-elected. Patch…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Several parents attended last night's School Committee meeting to voice their displeasure over the school district's use of drug-sniffing dogs to search Natick High School.
Several parents expressed anger, outrage and dissatisfaction at last night’s School Committee meeting when the floor was opened for public comment regarding the canine unit drug search that took place at Natick High School on March 12 after Superintendent Peter Sanchioni presented his report on the search. Calling it “part of a comprehensive plan to eliminate drugs on campus” and “part of saying we will not tolerate drugs,” Sanchioni said that doing a search like this, where students remain in the classrooms (called shelter in place) while the dogs go through the hallways, helps keep drugs out of Natick and acts as a deterrent to drug use. “I guarantee that bringing in canines isn’t a deterrent,” said Emily Tobin, who identified herself as…
Monday, March 12, 2012
Timothy Kelley is a candidate for the Natick School Committee.
Timothy Kelley is running for one of two seats available on the Natick School Committee, against Firkins Reed and incumbent David Margil. A Natick native, Kelley owns JFK Transportation, a family business. What motivates you to want to serve on the Natick School Committee? I have had a 30-year relationship with the Town of Natick and very feel comfortable working with this town department. I think I can bring good, simple ideas to the committee and help make it better. I have had an interest in this type of community service for some time now. I love Natick and want to help. What experiences do you feel have best prepared you to be a member? My 30-year relationship with the school department has to be by far the most experience of anyone…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
School Committee candidates David Margil and Firkins Reed participated in the Natick Forever School Committee Forum Wednesday night, discussing the future of the school system.
School Committee candidates Firkins Reed and David Margil discussed the future of the Natick Public Schools Wednesday night at a Natick Forever School Committee Forum. Both candidates agreed that the rapidly growing number of students is one of the most pressing challenges the Natick school district will face over the next several years. “I’m reminded this is a nice problem to have, but it presents huge challenges,” said Reed, who has been an educator for more than 25 years. Enrollment throughout the school district has reportedly increased by 500 since 2006 and is expected to grow to more than 5,000 by the end of the year, said Reed, adding that the town should do whatever possible to keep class sizes manageable. Her priority, she said…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The following is the agenda for the Natick School Committee meeting, which opens for regular session at 7:45 p.m. at Town Hall.
The School Committee will meet on the third floor of Town Hall. RETREAT AGENDA (7:15-7:45 p.m.) REGULAR MEETING PUBLIC SPEAK A period not exceeding 15 minutes during which time any individual may voice an opinion or concern on any school-related issue that is not on the agenda. During public speak there will not be an opportunity for debate of issues raised. ACTION ITEMS COMMUNICATIONS/BUSINESS Teaching and Learning Chairman’s Report Superintendent’s Report Members Concerns School Committee, Teacher Representative, Student Representative
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The following information can be used to contact people involved in the Natick Public School system for the 2011 to 2012 school year.
Title/School Contact Phone Email Absence Line Superintendent Dr. Peter Sanchioni 647-6500 email@example.com - School Committee Chair: David Margil 508-647-6500, option 0 firstname.lastname@example.org - Central Office - 508-647-6500 - - Natick High Rose Bertucci 508-647-6603 email@example.com 647-6601 Kennedy Rosemary Vickery 508-647-6650 firstname.lastname@example.org 647-6651 Wilson Anna Nolin 508-647-6670 email@example.com 647-6671 Ben-Hem Ian Kelly 508-647-6580 firstname.lastname@example.org 647-6581 Brown Kirk Downing 508-647-6660 email@example.com 647-6661 Johnson Karen Ghilani 508-647-6680 firstname.lastname@example.org 647-6681 Lilja Barbara Brown 508-647-6570 email@example.com 647-6571 Memorial Matthew Joseph 508-647-6590 firstname.lastname@example.org…
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The forum will be held on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Wilson Middle School.
The Natick school committe and administration will hold a public forum Thursday night to discuss the district's plan for "digital conversion," which would provide every student in grades eight through 12 with a laptop to take home. The meeting, which was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday is now pushed back to 7:30 p.m. because the opening ceremony for the Vietnam Moving Wall's arrival in Natick is scheduled for 6 p.m. In a note from superintendent of schools Peter Sanchioni to members of the community, he said the time change it to "avoid conflict with and honor" the ceremony. The school committee has faced much opposition from some members of the community who say they were not aware that $2 million from the Natick High School …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Town officials and parents addressed the school committee Monday night, saying they were blindsided by the plan to provide every NHS student with a laptop.
Natick residents expressed shared concerns and confusion at Monday's school committee meeting, many saying that taxpayers were blindsided by the plan to use $2 million in contingency money from the high school building project to provide every Natick High School student with an Apple laptop to take home. Superintendent Peter Sanchioni said the one-to-one project has always been a part of the plan to build a highly technological school. "This has been a three year project of research and understanding best practices," said Sanchioni, who presented the plan to the selectmen, finance committee, high school building committee and the public at the meeting. The superintendent said the decision will not be made whether to use the contingency …
Friday, April 1, 2011
The following items are on the agenda for the April 4 School Committee meeting in Town Hall.
Friday, April 1, 2011
School Committee Meeting, 7 p.m, 3rd Floor Meeting Room of Town Hall Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance, Moment of Silence PUBLIC SPEAK A period not exceeding 15 minutes during which time any individual may voice an opinion or concern on any school-related issue that is not on the agenda. During public speak there will not be an opportunity for debate of issues raised. ACTION ITEMS COMMUNICATIONS/BUSINESS Teaching and Learning Chairman’s Report Superintendent’s Report Members Concerns School Committee Teacher Representative Student Representative