Tuesday, March 19, 2013
They will open two hours late.
It's not a full day off, but Attleboro's youth can sleep in a little bit this morning due to the snowfall than began last night. The Attleboro Public Schools will open two hours late, the school district announced on its website. A mixture of snow and rain is expected to continue throughout the morning and early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. After 4 p.m., it will just be rain. The daytime high is expected to be 40 degrees. There is a "chance" (no percentage released, perhaps a lack of confidence?) of evening rain and flurries, the NWS says. Drizzle and flurries are possible from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The rest of the nighttime forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a low near 23. No precipitation is expected tomorrow…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Attleboro interviews Sheehan for superintendent position.
The Attleboro School Committee interviewed superintendent finalist Kenneth Sheehan Thursday. The current of the West Warwick public school district, he has nearly 40 years of experience in education. Sheehan, the superintendent for the West Warwick School District, has nearly 40 years of experience in the educational field. "Thirty-three years of which have been as a principal, assistant principal and superintendent," Sheehan said. The committee asked him about dealing with school district budgets, which in Attleboro has been an issue. The city has designated the minimum amount of funding to the schools for some time. "You could spend the next six weeks answering this question," Sheehan said. "This is a question that is plaguing every …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A tentative timeline includes public interviews next week and an appointment the third week of March.
The the school district head in West Warwick, R.I. and an administrator in the New Bedford Public Schools are the finalists to be Attleboro's next school district superintendent. The search committee assigned to narrowing the field of candidates announced the finalists —Kenneth Sheehan of West Warwick and Anthony Azar of New Bedford—Monday at the school committee meeting. School Committee Chair Mike Tyler said the candidates could be interviewed as soon as next week. He projected an appointment would be made the third week of March. This timeline is tentative, but Tyler said the district is two weeks ahead of its previous schedule. He said there is an urgency to make an appointment because the candidates may have applied for other jobs …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Public interviews are expected to take place next month.
The names of the people in the running to be Attleboro's next schools chief will be revealed at tonight's school committee meeting, Committee Chair Mike Tyler said. The Superintendent Search Committee members will make the announcement. Public interviews of the finalists and site visits will take place next month. The new superintendent is expected to be appointed in April, and the person will officially begin work July 1. Superintendent Pia Durkin is leaving after the end of the school year, her seventh in Attleboro. She never formally announced her resignation, but she also never publically requested a contract extension. Durkin is one of three finalists for the superintendent job in New Bedford. The city's daily newspaper, The Standard-…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The school committee votes to hire the interim Director. Two school committee members not in attendance say they are disappointed a search was abandoned. A finalist for a job in Arlington, Marisa McCarthy has not decided if she will accept Attleboro's off
Interim Special Education Director Marisa McCarthy could have a long-term future in the Attleboro school district—if she wants it. The school committee voted 6-0 Wednesday to approve Superintendent Pia Durkin's request go grant McCarthy a three-year contract. However, McCarthy is one of two finalists for the same job in Arlington, and School Committee Chair Mike Tyler said she would not remove her name from consideration there. The decision to appoint McCarthy was a sudden departure from the previous plan to do a full search and accept applications. A job notice appears online with a Feb. 25 application deadline. Tyler said he re-convened the search committee last week to determine if its members favored giving the job to McCarthy. He …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
This will be the first day of school for Attleboro students since last Thursday.
Tuesday, February 12
Attleboro students will return to the classroom Wednesday, but with a delay. The district's website states the start time for all schools will be delayed by two hours. This will be the first day of classes for Attleboro students since last Thursday.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Mayor Kevin Dumas says opening the schools would be a public safety hazard.
Attleboro public school students will have another day off Tuesday. The district will remain closed "to allow for snow removal," according to the website. "It has been declared a public safety issue for students to walk to school due to the large amount of snow at intersections," said Attleboro Mayor Kevin Dumas, according to a press release. "The city will continue to perform the required work to clear sidewalks and lower snow piles appropriately." He continued, "Our students' safety is paramount and should be everyone's priority. These are the reasons for the closure at this time. I ask for your continued patience during the proper clean-up of Blizzard Nemo." Local students have not been to class since Thursday and they have next week …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The closure is due to the aftermath of the winter storm.
Sunday, February 10
The Attleboro Public Schools will be closed Monday, Mayor Kevin Dumas says. Bishop Feehan High School will also be closed, according to several sources. We will provide information on other closures as soon as we learn about them. If you know of any closures, please post them in the comments section below or contact us at email@example.com.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The closure is due to the winter storm.
Thursday, February 7
There will be no classes for Attleboro public school students on Friday. The district has decided to close all schools due to the pending winter storm, School Committee Chair Mike Tyler said. Bishop Feehan High School had already been scheduled to close Friday for a "professional day." Teachers' activities for Friday have been abbreviated, according to the school. Dayspring Christian Academy will be closed Friday. There will be no daycare or open house Saturday. Sign up for the Attleboro Patch Newsletter here for the latest information on Attleboro, including breaking news updates.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Focus groups will take place on the school campuses as well as other locations.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Attleboro school district has invited the public to attend focus group sessions regarding the search for a superintendent. Current Superintendent Pia Durkin is expected to step down at the end of June. Families should attend the focus group session at their child's school. All sessions will take place in the school library and are expected to take one hour. There are also three sessions scheduled for the general public that will take place next month. "Questionnaires to be used to initiate conversations will be available in each principal's office by Monday, Oct. 22," a release from the school district states. "In addition, on the week of Oct. 22, the Family & Community Survey will be disseminated to all students of the Attleboro …