In addition to hearing public comment Tuesday on middle schools, the School Committee approved an educators contract; appointed a leader to serve with whoever becomes mayor; and considered […]
Parents packed Tuesday’s meeting of the School Committee to plead the case of the K-8 school in the coming reworking of the city’s middle grades, with some two-thirds of the crowd representing the Amigos dual-language school. The committee needs to hear from more people, though, for changes likely to take place September 2011.
The five-year financial forecast for Cambridge schools shows revenue shortfalls and rising enrollment, starting with a $3.7 million gap in the next fiscal year.
The School Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to include an Eid holiday for Muslim students in public schools. It would give students a day off to celebrate the holiday, as Christian or Jewish students get to observe their religious holidays and celebrations.
The School Committee was asked Tuesday to put Muslim holidays on the academic calendar alongside those of Christians and Jews, but committee members held back from voting immediately. The issue was put off until a Jan. 5 meeting, when a broader policy — and the effects of new days off on parents, staff and the city — could be addressed.
A 5-year-old got off his school bus Monday at the wrong stop and was left to wander the streets, the School Committee heard from a parent upset at being blamed for the error.
Nothing much seemed to happen Tuesday with the School Committee, but there was a lot going on, and some of it was downright disturbing.
A sudden rise in rent is forcing the popular Design Hive fashion market to move from a Cambridge school and possibly end, unseating dozens of vendors and disappointing hundreds of shoppers.