MWDN: Southborough selectmen hold off vote on school budgets

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. Read the full article → from MWDN: Southborough selectmen hold off vote on school budgets

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

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. Read the full article → from Advisory Committee member says school committee uncooperative during budget process (UPDATED)

Superintendent further trims K-8 school budget request

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. Read the full article → from Superintendent further trims K-8 school budget request

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

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. Read the full article → from School committee, selectmen: An early look at who’s running for re-election and who isn’t (Corrected)

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

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. Read the full article → from MWDN: Southborough K-8 officials to consider idea to close one school

MWDN: Southborough school boss calls for leaner increase for 2013

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. Read the full article → from MWDN: Southborough school boss calls for leaner increase for 2013

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