After four nights,
Annual Town Meeting Is Over!
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."
Is this a satisfactory explanation?
For a brief overview of the issues concerning the
missing METCO statements, Click Here.
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 transition. Since this website was born out of the issues surrounding the closure of Loker in the the first place, it might be helpful for those who will currently be impacted by the reopening 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.