Monday, June 3, 2013
3 finalists will be interviewed this week.
With an interim superintendent/prinicpal locked up for 2013-14, the Lincoln-Sudbury School Committee is closing in on filling its vacant director of finance and operations position. According to a press release three finalists will interview for the vacancy this week: two tomorrow beginning at 6 p.m. and one on Thursday at 7 a.m. in Conference Room B of the high school. The School Committee will deliberate the candidacies on Friday at 7 a.m. in Conference Room B. "We had 13 applicants for the position, of whom five were screened by the Sub-Committee tasked with recommending finalists to the School Committee," said Chair and Sub-Committee member Radha Gargeya. "It was a deep pool of very qualified and broadly experienced candidates." The …
Friday, May 31, 2013
Boston Globe reports Herbert Levine withdrew last weekend.
The Boston Globe is reporting two of the three finalists for Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School's interim superintendent/principal post withdrew from consideration before the School Committee was set to make a selection last week. Despite having just one candidate remaining, the committee voted unanimously Tuesday morning to hire former Wellesley superintendent Bella Wong. The Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School Committee released a statement Tuesday announcing the appointment, saying that it had engaged in a “rigorous and inclusive search process, which included numerous interviews, a campus visit, and an extensive reference checking process.’’ It did not mention, however, that Wong was the only finalist at the end. School Committee member …
Friday, April 5, 2013
A 16-year-old boy riding in the car was injured in the car accident.
A Sudbury teenager is facing criminial charges following a car accident in Weston on Friday, March 29, that sent himself and his 16-year-old passenger to the hospital with injuries, police said. John Kodera, 17, of 212 Old Lancaster Road, has been charged with driving negligently to endanger, speeding greater than reasonable and violating marked lanes, said Weston Police Lt. Daniel Maguire. Kodera was driving southbound on Concord Road heading toward Weston center around 2:43 p.m. last Friday when he lost control of his car and it left the road and struck a tree, Maguire said. Kodera had visible lacerations, but was able to get out of the car, Maguire said. The passenger, a 16-year-old Sudbury boy, was more seriously injured. Weston …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Inclement weather has caused delays in testing.
UPDATED: 12:40 P.M. According to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, MCAS English Language Arts tests have been postponed to Monday, March 25. The DESE made the announcement due to pending inclement weather. The tests were to be held on Tuesday, March 19. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School confirmed it is delaying its testing. Sudbury Public Schools sent an email to parents alerting of the delay. "We realize that this change may be disruptive for some schools, but for security reasons it is critical that all schools administer the ELA Composition on the same day. Even schools that are unaffected by the storm must wait until Monday, March 25, to administer the test," the DESE wrote on its website.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Because of all of the snow days used, SPS and Lincoln-Sudbury are ending later than originally planned.
Sudbury residents won't forget this winter season anytime soon. Between the Blizzard of 2013 in February, a stretch of three consecutive weekends with plowable snow, and a surprise snowstorm on March, this winter has taken its toll on the town. And that includes Sudbury Public Schools and Lincoln-Sudbury, both of which have had to use multiple snow days. Parents recently reached out and asked, because of all the snow days used, when will Sudbury students be let out for summer break? As of Tuesday, March 12, Sudbury Public Schools is planning on releasing students on Monday, June 24, while Lincoln-Sudbury is scheduled to end the school year on Friday, June 21.
Reserve funds will have to be used to avoid override.
"It's the lesser of two or three evils." That was the message Sudbury Finance Committee Chair Jim Rao told the Board of Selectmen during its Tuesday night meeting when explaining the best solution to help the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District from going over budget. Rao said L-S will have to dive into its money reserves, something the Selectmen agreed with. The cause of the financial issues is an increase in enrollment next year. The school's enrollment needs are expected to level off the following four years, L-S Committee Chair Nancy Marshall said. Selectman Chair Larry O'Brien warned solutions for FY15 need to be addressed sooner rather than later. "I thnk it’s a discussion to start as soon as possible" he said. Rao said because …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
New deal is for 3 years.
Sudbury Board of Selectmen Chair Larry O'Brien announced at the beginning of Tuesday's meeting that the Lincoln-Sudbury teachers' union reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. He said they had been in negotiations for 18 months. "It was a long process, but a beneficial one," O'Brien said. "We accomplished the goals set forth to preserve teaching positions and maintain curriculum options." O'Brien said modest wage increases were agreed upon. Cost of living adjustments would be 0 percent in year one, 1.15 percent in year two and 1.35 in year three. "This was successful for both the community and the high school," O'Brien said. "There was trememdous cooperation with teachers association in reaching that deal." An announcement will …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The LSPO will be hosting a “Spring Gala” at Nashawtuc Country Club on March 23.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Superintendent Scott Carpenter has named this year’s recipients of the Superintendent Awards for Excellence.
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Superintendent Scott Carpenter had high words of praise for the recipients of this year’s Superintendent Awards for Excellence. Two boys stood out in a field of students who all achieve high levels of academic and personal excellence, Carpenter said. He said after numerous conversations with staff and counselors, he chose Sam Chen and Jeremy Cohen for the awards. Carpenter said Chen, 17, opted to take L-S’s most challenging courses and has done exceedingly well in all of them. He also noted Chen’s role as a mentor for young boys who play lacrosse. “Every lacrosse parent wants their son to work with Sam,” he said. Carpenter described Cohen, 18, as “driven to succeed but also rooted in reality.” He …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Environmental activists at Lincoln-Sudbury urge the school committee to join their call for a solar panel canopy over the parking lot, which they say would results in significant savings on both energy and funds.
Using pizza as an analogy, members of The Green Team at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School urged members of the School Committee to consider a solar-panelled canopy that would sit over part of the parking lot at the high school, generating much of the electricity needed to operate the school and helping to shield cars from snow and ice during the winter. Students asked School Committee members to imagine a pizza delivery in which several slices were lost during the delivery, and the recipient saw that half of the pizza box was empty and became angry and threw a few more slices away in frustration. The end result would be just one slice left. They said a solar panel canopy would be like a full box of pizza with no slices being lost or …