NSBORO NEWS - February 2020
NSBORO News - February Edition
Index:

Formation of Assistant Superintendent Search Committee
Community Read - Keynote Speaker: Jessica Lahey
Music Study Group: Update and Community Survey
Save the Dates: Upcoming Elections
Superintendent's February Updates

Formation of Assistant Superintendent Search Committee
 
The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough are in the process of forming a search committee for the next Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Since July 1, 2019, Mrs. Rhoda Webb has served as the District’s Interim Assistant Superintendent. Beginning July 1, 2020, Mrs. Webb intends to return to the position of Director of English Language Education.The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough is fortunate to have such a dedicated, committed, caring, and talented employee as Mrs. Webb and I'm excited to have the opportunity to continue to have her serve as a key leader in our District moving forward. 
 
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please review the responsibilities and time commitment below and submit your name in writing to Mrs. Cheryl Lepore at the Superintendent’s Office or via e-mail at clepore@nsboro.k12.ma.us by Wednesday, March 4, 2020. All interested parties will receive a notification as to the selection of the search committee members no later than Friday, March 6, 2020.
 
Members of this committee should be available from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 12 and from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17, for meetings. Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday, March 25 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Thursday, March 26 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All meetings and interviews will take place at the Office of the Superintendent in the Conference Room. 
Each member will be responsible for:
 
Reading applicants’ resumes;
Developing interview questions;
Selecting the applicants for interviews;
Interviewing applicants; and,
Recommending semi-finalists to the Superintendent of Schools
 
The search committee will be comprised of representation as follows: 
Four Central Office administrators
*one teacher
*one parent
*one school administrator
*one school committee member

*Representation from each district
Community Read - Keynote Speaker: Jessica Lahey
The community is invited

When: March 25, 2020
Where: Algonquin Regional High School, Library
When: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed


This year the District launched a Ten Schools,Three Districts and One Community of Readers book group. The book selected for our community read is, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey. The purpose of the community read is to engage families in discussing the topic of parenting and participate in conversations about the role that failure has in the learning process of a child. 

On March 25, 2020, the author, Jessica Lahey, will be visiting our District and giving a keynote speech. Community members are welcomed to attend this free speaker series event (Having read the book is not a requirement). The goal is to engage the school community in shared learning, making connections, and conversation about parenting.

If you are interested in reading the book, copies are available in each of the school libraries.

For more information, please visit: The Gift of Failure
Music Study Group: Update and Community Survey
The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough have established a PreK-12 Music Study Group to celebrate and evaluate our PreK-12 music program, highlight strengths, and identify opportunities for growth. An important part of the work is to gather input from our community through a survey. It is important for all families, regardless of your involvement in our music programs, to complete the survey. We invite you to share this survey with any alumni contacts you may have. The survey will close on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020. Click the icon to the right to access the survey.
School Start Time Task Force - Update
The School Start Time Task Force continues its work on identifying a solution. The Task Force is continuing its educational campaign and has also begun to identify options for consideration by the school committees. If you're interested in learning more, please visit the District’s Start Time webpage. 
School Start Time FAQs : To learn more, please visit the Start Time Task Force Website
Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Update
As The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough, in collaboration with the school committees and the Northborough and Southborough town administrators work toward finalized budgets, I want to provide the communities with current information. Please visit the link below to find more information.

Save the Dates: Upcoming Elections
2020 Northborough Election & Town Meeting Schedule*
March 3, 2020: Presidential Primary
April 27, 2020: Annual Town Meeting (Algonquin Regional High School)
May 12, 2020: Town Election
September 1, 2020: State Primary
November 3, 2020: Presidential Election

  *All Elections are held at Melican Middle School 145 Lincoln St.

2020 Southborough Election & Town Meeting Schedule
March 3, 2020:    Presidential Primary
(Early Voting Feb. 24th – 28th at the Town House)
March 28, 2020: Annual Town Meeting: Trottier Middle School Auditorium
1:00pm- 5:00pm, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
May 12, 2020:     Annual Town Election
September 1, 2020: State Primary Election
November 3, 2020:  Presidential Election
(Early Voting October 19th – 30th at the Town House)

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