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by Marlena Gilbert    As previously reported, an unprecedented number of Groton and Dunstable voters cast their votes at the polls and the results were finalized; the override in both Groton and Dunstable to fund level municipal and school services failed.     Prior to the override vote, Dunstable...
by Connie Sartini    The Groton Select Board, Groton Finance Committee and Groton Dunstable Regional School Committee met Wednesday evening, April 3, via Zoom, to discuss the overwhelming defeat of the $5.5M ballot override question at the Special Election and the resulting Impact on the Proposed...
by Marlena Gilbert    In recent years there has been an increase in disruptive student behavior within the Groton Dunstable School system. To monitor and understand the scope of disruptive student behavior, the school administration set up a system to record and catalog these incidents. This system...

Teammates Amy Loveless, senior, left, and Feyanna Haigh, junior, right, working on cleaning the shooter wheels (used for propelling the ‘Notes’ into the ‘Speaker’ or ‘Amp’ on the field to score points) before their next match at the New England District North Shore Event at Reading High School in Reading,. Photo: Caragh Dineen.

 
by Amy Loveless     Groton-Dunstable Regional High School's FIRST Robotics team, the Robotomies (Team 1277), just had a successful season with some exciting upgrades and a prestigious award. Boosting Performance with Swerve Drivetrain    Thanks to sponsorship from AMD, the Robotomies were able to...
by Marlena Gilbert    The method by which the state calculates Chapter 70 funds for school communities categorized as ‘wealthy’ with the ‘ability to pay’ has been challenging for years; inflation has further exasperated the impact on Groton, Dunstable, and other communities.      Many school...
by Marlena Gilbert    After much discussion the School Committee voted to reduce the FY2025 budget and assessment by $300,900. These reductions were accomplished by not filling two budgeted positions for behavioral support, a Team Chair, a second-grade teacher, a maintenance staff person, a part-...
by Marlena Gilbert    At the beginning of the year, the Groton Dunstable Regional School District (GDRSD) established annual goals including Student Learning Goals, Professional Practice Goals, and District Improvement Goals.     On February 24, 2024, the Groton Dunstable Regional School District...
by Marlena Gilbert    The February 28 Groton Dunstable Regional School Committee (GDRSC) meeting opened with a public comment from a Florence Roche Elementary School student.     Surrounded by a sea of GDEA teachers [Groton-Dunstable Educators Association – aka the Teacher Union] wearing red shirts...
by Marlena Gilbert   Supt. Chesson shared staffing changes from the past, present and expected future (if the override fails) at a meeting on February 14 to help all community members understand the impact of prior cuts from 2004 to 2013 compared to the current state of the district. For some long-...
by Marlena Gilbert   It was difficult to “feel the love” in the room at the Groton Dunstable School Committee (GDRSC) meeting held on Valentines Day. The meeting began with Superintendent Chesson giving a presentation on the projected impact of a failed override with the clarification that the...

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