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The city has taken the rare step of delaying a City Council meeting, bumping it to 5:30 p.m. Thursday from the traditional Monday meeting night by a blizzard expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow.
Committee members were not pleased at getting a surprise administrative funding recommendation and referred it back to Superintendent Jeffrey Young to come up with another plan.
For FOCRLS to be able to sustain and grow its programs, it became clear a staff structure was needed to leverage volunteer efforts and ensure sustainability, the group’s acting president said.
Teachers’ pleas for “more hearts and hands” in classrooms as they struggled to keep up with academic and testing demands seems to have had a major impact on School Committee talks over budget guidelines.
The Friends of Peabody plan a Flatbread Pizza Night for 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, with a portion of all pizza sales during the event donated to the school-based organization.
School open house and Flip Flops family concert; Aeronaut’s Winter Seasonal party; “Marvin Gilmore: Crusader for Freedom” reading; CRLS Dance|Works show; and Pamangan! Filipino Pop-Up Dinner.
The presentation of Individual School Improvement Plans to the School Committee became mainly about how the plan process itself has been overhauled.
A proposed $131.5 million revamp of the King Open School and surrounding public buildings gets a neighborhood meeting Thursday evening, after the City Council approved a $1.5 million feasibility study.
This was the year the License Commission got weird, the school district drew complaints for its response to a teacher crisis, the city dragged out its projects, Harvard went full Putin and much more.
Teachers were invited to talk about budget priorities with the School Committee making it very clear they need more help in the classroom and a dramatic slowdown in the exhausting introduction of initiatives.