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The official School Committee update on the missing METCO statements:
"The School Committee has taken appropriate action relative to the Metco Program Discretionary Account matter but, upon advice of Town Counsel, is not at liberty to say anything further."
Do they really think this is a satisfactory explanation?
For a brief overview of the issues concerning the
missing METCO statements, Click Here.
Election Coming Up - Tues April 1Need an Absentee Ballot? Click Here.
• Wednesday March 12 - LAST DAY to Register to Vote
• Tuesday March 18 - Candidates Night - Town Builing and LIve on WayCam
• Wednesday March 26 - Warrant Hearing for Annual Town Meeting
• Tuesday April 1 - ELECTION DAY!
• Thursday April 3 - First Day of Town Meeting
The Reconfiguration, Part Deux!
As the School Department prepares to roll out the new configuration of the schools, it appears that it will not be a smooth transistion. Since this website was born out of the colossal blunder of closing Loker in the the first place, it might be helpful for those affected by it this time to go back and read up on what happened in 2008, and why.
The original WaylandTransparency site that captured the events of that time as they unfolded, still exists in its entirety and a link to it can be found on The Reconfiguration pages. Starting with the Elevator Version, which provides a brief one-minute overview, each successive link drills down deeper into the details. For the very brave and curious, the deepest depths of it can be found in those original pages, under The Gory Details link.
Most of the current School Committee members were not on the SC at the time of Loker's 2008 closure. The only current member that was on the committee at that time is Barb Fletcher. The other four were Louis Jurist, Jeff Dieffenbach, Deb Cohen and Heather Pineault.
Wastewater Lawsuit - So, Where Do We Go From Here?
We have arrived at the August 2 deadline that the Town of Wayland has for filing any responses to the court regarding the outcome of the Twenty Wayland wastewater lawsuit.. Stay tuned for more info on that.
In the meantime, we have just posted an easy to read chronology that helps us understand how we got here.
In addition to the significant developments below in the Wastewater Lawsuit, posted earlier, we have now posted Fred Turkington’s Deposition on the Wastewater page.
As previously reported in the Wayland Town Crier, the Town of Wayland lost by a vote of 14-0 and was ordered by the court to pay $989,744 in damages to the developers, Twenty Wayland LLC.
But now, there is more. Click here to learn more and to read the actual court documents.
It is difficult to estimate the cost of Wayland providing specific performance per the 1999 MOA as ordered by the court. If that includes constructing a new groundwater discharge facility at the town building ball field, with piping to and from the wastewater plant, that could easily add a million dollars or more to the already $1,2000,000 awarded to Twenty Wayland.