Saturday, December 3, 2016

Policy Committee Agenda, Dec. 6

The Policy Committee will meet on December 6th, 2016 at 5:30 pm. Please see the attached warning for the agenda.

Negotiations Subcommittee Meeting Dec. 8

The Negotiations Council of the Essex Westford Educational Community Unified Union School District will meet on December 8th, 2016, at 4:00 pm.  Please see the attached warning for the agenda.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Unified Board Meeting December 6th, 2016

The Board of the Essex Westford Educational Community Unified Union School District will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the library of Essex High School. The agenda is available here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Negotiations Committee Meeting December 1

The agenda for the upcoming Negotiations Committee meeting to be held December 1, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm is available here.

Monday, November 21, 2016

November 15th Meeting Recap

The Essex Westford Educational Community Unified Union School District board met on November 15th, 2016, in the Essex High School library.  Draft minutes are posted here. Highlights of the meeting include:

-Dan French reported on the transition process and shared the transitional org chart for the new district. This featured department heads who will report directly to the new superintendent and form a strong reservoir of institutional knowledge so that he or she can hit the ground running. The chart also outlined the deployment of central office positions under these department heads.

-Policy work continues apace. The board approved four policies on second reading: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Transportation Employees, Prevention of Employee Harassment, HIPPA Compliance, and Tobacco Prohibition. Policies on Student Records, Student Alcohol and Drugs, Limited English Proficiency, and Home Study Students had their first reading. The Firearms and Weapons policy was sent back for clarification and will be brought up for first reading again at the next meeting.

-District CFO Deac Decarreau presented a revised version of the budget development assumptions. Interested community members should be aware that the school board will meet every Tuesday in January in order to work through the entire budget. Mark your calendars!


The next meeting will occur on Tuesday, December 6th.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Unified Board Meeting November 15th

The Essex Westford Educational Community Unified Union School Board will meet on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm in the Essex High School library. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting. Please see the attached warning for the agenda.