Friday, October 14, 2016

October 4th Meeting Recap

The unified school board of Essex and Westford met on October 4th, 2016, in the Essex High School library.  Draft minutes are posted here.  Highlights of the meeting include:

-Randy Viens, Essex Tax Assessor, updated the board on the conversation about Common Levels of Appraisal in merged school districts that is occurring at the state level, and possible effects any changes could have on taxes in our communities.

-The board voted to approve the member slate for the Superintendent Search advisory committee, which will vet applicants for the position and recommend a final slate of candidates to the board.  The board will conduct the final interviews and make the final decision.

-There was a long discussion about the proposed facilities use policy. In particular, board members considered whether it correctly represents the relationship we want to support with recreation and before-/after-school programs, and what sort of activities on school grounds are permitted, prohibited, or conditional on administrative approval.  The board will consider a revised draft of the policy at the next meeting.

The second October meeting will occur on Monday, October 17th instead of the normal Tuesday meeting time, and will happen at Founders Memorial School in Essex Town.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Upcoming Board Meeting on MONDAY, October 17th

Please note a change from the usual day of the week and location for the next Essex Westford unified board meeting. It will happen on Monday, October 17th at 6:30 pm at Founders Memorial School. Members of the community are, as always, welcome and encouraged to attend. See the attached warning for an agenda.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

First October Board Meeting

The EWECUUSD board has a regular meeting Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 pm in the Essex High School library.  Please see the agenda for details of the meeting business.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

September 20th Board Meeting

The EWECUUSD Unified Board will next meet on September 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Essex High School library.  See the agenda for details.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Negotiations Subcommittee Meeting Sept. 21

The Negotiations Task Team will next meet on September 21st.  See the attached agenda for details.