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by Marlena Gilbert    As the budget process continues to play out for the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, the administration showcases positions within the district that have been questioned regarding the value and/or return on investment for students.     Approximately one year ago, the...
by Marlena Gilbert   As the school committee continues through its FY24 school budgetary process, they review enrollment and average class sizes at all schools from the administration. The enrollment projections from the FY23-24 school year are expected to be like the current year.     The...
by Marlena Gilbert   The Groton-Dunstable Regional School District is looking down the barrel of a very steep funding challenge as the FY24 preliminary budget is being developed.      There are a couple of cost increases that the school committee and the member towns have discussed this year; these...
by Marlena Gilbert   As a cost-saving measure, the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee outsourced the custodial services a few years ago. As part of the budgetary process, the committee requested the estimated increased dollar amount of the years four and five renewal contracts.     The cost...
by Marlena Gilbert      Starting on November 8, public school administrators across the Bay State were confronted with an additional hurdle to maintaining discipline in their schools due to changes in Massachusetts General Law (MGL) 37H. Revisions to this law make it harder to suspend or expel...
by Marlena Gilbert     Bullying can have a negative, profound effect on a child’s ability to progress academically and socially. The long-term stress of being bullied can cause a child to develop a low self-esteem along with fear, depression, anxiety and loneliness.      On May 3, 2010, Governor...
by Marlena Gilbert    The Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee is evaluating three proposals that would carry significant additional costs for the district. They are: 1. Reducing or eliminating full-day kindergarten fees. 2. Changing high school start time (impacts transportation costs). 3....
by Russell Harris    After Town Meeting voters approved $9.5 million in additional debt-funded spending for FloRo construction, and after the Select Board sent a letter to our legislators imploring them for help with this shocking cost increase, it was reasonable to expect that the town might...
by Marlena Gilbert            As construction of the Florence Roche Elementary school advances, a disagreement has arisen about how change orders should be approved and who should approve them. Understandably, the construction company wants a quick, simple process for approving changes to keep the...
by Marlena Gilbert    Attendance numbers are improving in all schools one week following the report of illness that broke out at the Florence Roche Elementary School. During that week, Nashoba Associated Boards of Health was inundated with emails and phone calls from concerned parents. The...

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