Upper school family liaisons, more recess and more support for high school clubs were among the concerns heard from parents and high school students at the first budget hearing of the school year with new co-chair Kathleen Kelly.
The district’s approach to the ultimately false bomb threat Monday was questioned during School Committee public comment Tuesday by Cambridge Rindge and Latin School student.
Work on the recommendations of the Early Childhood Task Force is to start almost immediately on turning a task force report into a strategic plan, hiring people to lead it and developing a pilot project. But that wasn’t soon enough, some councillors are saying.
School Committee member Mervan Osborne has been keeping two residences since the purchase of a house in Milton in early December. Osborne said he took steps to ensure his work on the committee was approved and ethical.
Kenneth Salim, currently superintendent in Weymouth, was chosen Tuesday to be the next superintendent of Cambridge Public Schools. He is to begin work in Cambridge next summer, replacing Superintendent Jeff Young.
A School Committee incumbent urged a crowd of nearly 70 to listen carefully at a candidates forum because “there are important differences between” the 11 people running for six seats. But what came through loudly were the many similarities.
Stacy Scott, one of three finalists announced last week for the Cambridge superintendent position to begin next summer, announced Monday that he was no longer in the running, believing someone else had been chosen for the job.
The three finalists for district superintendent were introduced to the public Thursday and faced School Committee questions during public interviews Friday. Those close to the process say it’s likely one of these three men will be named by the end of the week.
The School Committee has announced the names of the three finalist candidates for superintendent of schools when Jeffrey Young leaves the post at the end of the school year. A Town Hall Community Forum will be held Thursday to introduce the finalists.
The 11 candidates for School Committee tried to communicate their experience and ideas for the school district in one- and two-minute allotments Wednesday at their first forum of the election season.