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Community Vigil for Charleston, S.C. is Postponed

Dear Resident,

Due to the potential for severe weather this evening, the community-wide vigil for the people of Charleston, South Carolina, originally scheduled for tonight, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. has been postponed. The vigil will be rescheduled for Tuesday, June 30th at 6:00 p.m. on the steps outside the War Memorial at City Hall.

Community Vigil for the People of Charleston, SC

Dear Resident,

Please join me, faith leaders, and the Newton community at a vigil for the people of Charleston, South Carolina on the steps outside the Newton City Hall War Memorial at 1000 Commonwealth Avenue at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23rd.

Sincerely,

Setti D. Warren
Mayor
City of Newton, MA

Student Reassignment Update

For a report of the most recent presentation to School Committee including the recommended Scenario G3, please see this article:

Newton School Committee hears redistricting plan

A public hearing is scheduled for June 22nd at 5:30 p.m. at the Education Center, Room 210 followed by a meeting of the School Committee. Both meetings are open to the public and will be televised on NewTV.

If you have not yet had an opportunity to learn about this process and/or to offer feedback about potential changes, please visit:  http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/2315

New PTO resources: Best Financial Practices

PTOC has compiled a set of suggested financial practices and online resources for PTOs. The documents that have resulted from extensive research and discussions are available here: http://newtonptocouncil.org/for-ptos/new-2015-resources/ .

It is strongly recommended that each organization reviews these suggestions along with your current financial practices and procedures and make changes, as needed, to minimize your financial risks.

Student Reassignment information

This is an exciting time of elementary school facilities renovation and expansion in the Newton Public Schools. Because Newton’s new schools will have expanded capacity to address enrollment growth, and there are currently elementary schools that are overcrowded, a Student Assignment Working Group, appointed by the Newton School Committee, has been examining elementary school boundary lines. Multiple scenarios have been developed that explore the possibilities for easing crowding while also utilizing expanded capacity at the new Angier, Zervas and Cabot Schools.

A recommendation to School Committee will be presented on June 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Education Center, room 210. A public hearing is scheduled for June 22, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Education Center, room 210 followed by a meeting of the School Committee. Both meetings are open to the public and will be televised on NewTV.

If you have not yet had an opportunity to learn about this process and/or to offer feedback about potential changes, please visit:  http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/2315

Input from all key stakeholders including parents, community members, transit and public safety experts, public officials and other community leaders continues to be critical. The Newton School Committee, Superintendent and district administration are committed to minimizing disruption for students and families, and there is a strong commitment to finding a solution that achieves the best results with the fewest drawbacks.