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by Connie Sartini & Russell  Harris     As readers of this newspaper will recall, preparation of this year’s town budget was a chaotic, haphazard, and fraught process because members of the School Committee could not agree on spending priorities. Week after week, headlines in this newspaper...
by Marlena Gilbert    Public school lunch programs on a national level have been supported over the last couple of years by the Universal Free Lunch Program (UFLP). This is a program that provides free lunch to all students to help offset the financial impact of COVID. The GDRS Administration...
by Marlena Gilbert    As reported earlier in the school year, the Superintendent position is unique compared to all other Groton-Dunstable Regional School District positions.  It is the only position that is publicly evaluated on an annual basis. This evaluation takes place in May.     A portion of...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board, “Officials from Groton, Dunstable and Pepperell met this past week to continue the discussion on providing clean, potable drinking water at the Groton Dunstable Regional High School (and surrounding properties in Dunstable) to...
by Marlena Gilbert     For the last two years this newspaper has published stories about behavioral problems at the schools. According to the teachers’ union [GDEA] these problems stemmed from new policies implemented in the name of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Social/Emotional Learning. In...

There is one open seat on the School Committee. Groton’s Catherine Awa submitted nomination papers, putting her name on the ballot, and becoming the uncontested candidate for the open seat. 

by Barbara Scofidio    It took just a few minutes from the moment I met Catherine Awa for her to pull out her phone and start proudly sharing photos of her four daughters. There they were, a beaming Norah, Margaret and Samantha, in beautiful, summery pastel dresses, with little Catherine, named...
  April was Autism Awareness Month and Groton Dunstable Regional High School celebrated with a number of spirited events.  The week was created in collaboration with GDRSD SEPAC (Groton-Dunstable Regional School District Special Education Committee.)   This photo is from Monday, April 24.  Dubbed "...
by Marlena Gilbert    The procedures that guide building administrators in creating a safety plan for students that are alleged targets of bullying incident(s) include a sample safety plan providing an example of changes that could be made within a school day  to help an alleged victim feel safe...
by Connie Sartini    Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board budget at their April 10 meeting, in his update report on the FY2024, that the School Committee had reduced their budget request to $25M, which essentially eliminated the need for an override. Groton Finance Committee by a vote...
by Marlena Gilbert    Groton Dunstable Regional School District has procedures in place when the schools receive complaints of bullying, cyberbullying, or retaliation via an online form, written notice, or orally. These procedures fall into three categories: pre-investigation considerations, the...

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