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School committee races taking shape, but still uncontested

March 20, 2012 11:36:22 AM

The races for Southborough’s two school committees are starting to take shape, although at this point neither one is contested. There are two seats up for grabs on both the K-8 School Committee and the Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee.

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Breaking news: Second candidate pulls papers for K-8 School Committee race

March 16, 2012 12:42:11 PM

A week before the deadline, a second candidate has pulled papers in the race for K-8 School Committee. Strawberry Hill resident Gerald V. Capra pulled nomination papers this morning, according to records from the Town Clerk.

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MWDN: Southborough officials, parents defend school reputation

March 15, 2012 11:35:21 AM

I wasn’t able to attend last night’s K-8 School Committee meeting, but the Metrowest Daily News was there and reports school officials and parents spoke to defend the district and its reputation against recent concerns about MCAS scores.

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Selectmen again defer vote on school budgets

March 14, 2012 11:44:23 AM

The Board of Selectmen last night decided to again defer their vote on whether to support the K-8 and regional school budgets until after tonight’s scheduled public hearing at the Southborough School Committee meeting.

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School budget takes center stage this week

March 13, 2012 12:44:27 PM

With Town Meeting less than a month away, Southborough’s $16.99M school budget will be a topic of conversation at two board meetings this week. No doubt it will also be a topic of conversation here on the blog.

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MWDN: Southborough selectmen hold off vote on school budgets

March 7, 2012 11:24:19 AM

I couldn’t attend the Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday night (and it sadly was not broadcast live), but the Metrowest Daily News was there and reports selectmen decided to defer their vote on whether to support the school budgets this year. The sticking point is apparently MCAS scores.

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Gobron defends school performance

February 29, 2012 01:13:33 PM

The schools took center stage at a marathon 4-hour Board of Selectmen and Advisory Committee meeting last night. During a discussion of the K-8 school budget, Superintendent Charles Gobron defended the district’s performance in the face of recent concerns about MCAS scores.

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Southborough selectman says below-average MCAS growth a troubling trend

February 28, 2012 11:33:10 AM
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We’ve had discussions on this blog before about whether MCAS scores are an accurate way to judge the performance of our schools, but Southborough Selectman John Rooney said recently that the scores in our district suggest a troubling trend.

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Advisory Committee member says school committee uncooperative during budget process (UPDATED)

February 10, 2012 09:13:34 AM

At the beginning of the budget season, Advisory Committee member John Butler volunteered to be the committee’s liaison to the K-8 School Committee. His goal was to help the finance committee better understand the school’s budget so it could make an informed recommendation to Town Meeting about what voters should approve.

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Superintendent further trims K-8 school budget request

February 9, 2012 11:39:37 AM
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Calling it a “very modest increase,” Superintendent Charles Gobron asked the K-8 School Committee last night to approve a budget that represents a 0.68% increase over the previous year. The school committee voted to do just that, but not before some debate over the request.

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School committee, selectmen: An early look at who’s running for re-election and who isn’t (Corrected)

January 18, 2012 09:32:12 AM
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The Metrowest Daily News today gives us a peek into what the upcoming town election season might hold. Candidates were able to start pulling papers last week, and many incumbents have already done so, but one has said she won’t run again.

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MWDN: Southborough K-8 officials to consider idea to close one school

January 13, 2012 12:54:34 PM
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The K-8 School Committee meeting this week agreed to revisit the question of whether Southborough should close one of its four schools due to declining enrollment, reports the Metrowest Daily News. The decision comes after a tense meeting earlier this week with the Advisory Committee.

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MWDN: Southborough school boss calls for leaner increase for 2013

January 12, 2012 11:30:32 AM

I wasn’t able to go to the K-8 School Committee meeting last night, but Brad from the Metrowest Daily News was there, and he reports Superintendent Charles Gobron presented a preliminary budget that has a slimmer increase than those we have seen in past years.

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Preliminary K-8 school budget to be presented tonight

January 11, 2012 09:38:45 AM

Taxpayers will get their first look at next year’s K-8 school budget tonight. Superintendent Charles Gobron is expected to present preliminary numbers at this evening’s school committee meeting.

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