First, the Regional School Committee will meet tonight at 7 pm. The items on the agenda are budget for next year (with a possible vote to approve) and the math report. The report is not yet on the ARPS website, but I expect it will be posted soon.
Second, the Amherst School Committee will meet tomorrow night at 7 pm (ARHS library). The big item on the agenda is budget, but I believe the math report will also be discussed (since many of the recommendations for future study relate to elementary).
Finally, Ray Sharick, Fort River principal, has resigned, and a search is starting for a new principal (http://www.gazettenet.com/2011/03/08/principal-amherst039s-fort-river-school-resigns).
My Goal in Blogging
I started this blog in May of 2008, shortly after my election to the School Committee, because I believed it was very important to both provide the community with an opportunity to share their thoughts with me about our schools and to provide me with an opportunity for me to ask questions and share my thoughts and reasoning. I have found the conversation generated on my blog to be extremely helpful to me in learning community views on many issues. I appreciate the many people who have taken the time to share their views. I believe it is critical to the quality of our public schools to have a public discussion of our community priorities, concerns and aspirations.