Learn About International Persecution of Christians and How You can Help. Special Event this Saturday Evening in Lawrence.

You may be aware of terrible persecutions of Christians around the world. I became aware of this topic and found a non-profit group dedicated to educating Americans about this issue: In Defense of Christians (IDC). They are trying to make a difference within our government and encouraging them to make the necessary policy changes. Currently, there is no local chapter for IDC in Massachusetts, but I am working as a volunteer for to promote an upcoming “Town Hall” discussion and pot-luck dinner on Saturday June 17 in Lawrence.

6:00PM, Saturday June 17, 2017
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Let's provide free housing for our new Superintendent

If anyone had any illusions about how unimportant having the right Superintendent for our school system is, those have been dashed by recent developments. I'll bet everyone now knows that we need a top candidate to lead our system and "second best" won't do.

Unfortunately, the recent abrupt departure of Glenn Brand, without any believable public explanation, has cast a cloud over our District. Maybe, one day, the public will learn what happened and maybe it is nothing bad.

School building: assumptions and repurposing

Last article, I wrote about my disappointment that the "recommendations" that came out of the School's elementary-school-building process didn't include any estimate of costs or potential impact on our taxes.

Hidden costs and pseudo-science

I attended the School Committee meeting last night (6/8/17) to continue to follow the issue of the resignation of Superintendent Brand, which had a couple of pertinent items on the agenda. For those looking to get involved in the next Superintendent search, please attend this Tuesday's (6/13) School Committee meeting. The meeting is currently scheduled to start at 7:30 in the Junior High library.

I stayed a little longer for the discussion of the new elementary schools that the School District wants to build, and I'm glad I did.

I made a mistake

Blog Post by Allen Nitschelm

The website is fixed, for now!

Today's article picks up the issue of the imminent departure of AB Superintendent Glenn Brand, who most people (at least parents in the community) think was doing a very good job. Having a change in leadership now is, at best, very inconvenient with a lot of complicated stuff on the School Committee's (SC) upcoming calendar.

People say that I never admit mistakes, and there is a very good reason for this misperception. It is because I so rarely make them.

Let go of your anger

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Yesterday, our "Facebook" group met to discuss next steps in our attempt to get a great Superintendent for Acton.

You are invited to attend tonight's School Committee meeting!

A community group, started online with a petition and then a Facebook page by Susri Anuradha, has met to compile a list of requests which it has sent to the AB Regional School Committee. The School Committee is holding a meeting tonight, Tuesday, May 30, at the R.J. Grey JHS auditorium, to discuss how it plans to move forward and the public is invited to attend. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

The agenda has several items and the School Committee policy is to allow public comment near the end of each agenda item for issues pertinent to that topic.

Time to move on in Superintendent search

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It has been a tumultuous ten days since the abrupt announcement of Superintendent Dr.

What is "disparagement"?

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The School Committee released its Separation Agreement with Dr. Brand and as promised, there were few surprises, except for one.

My concerns validated over full regionalization of Schools

By Allen Nitschelm
Publisher, Acton Forum

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