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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Questions the School refuses to hear, let alone answer

The Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee (SC) is stonewalling Acton Forum and members of the public about the recently announced resignation of School Superintendent Glenn Brand. For a town whose residents, children, and tax dollars revolve around the school system, Brand's sudden departure is big news.

The School now says they will have a public meeting this Wednesday night at the R.J. Grey library. They may want to move that meeting to the auditorium and plan on several hours of questions.

Why socialism is terrible

(This is part three on the differences between capitalism and socialism...)

Good intentions and $4.65 will get you a mocha latte at Starbucks.

Good intentions are used to justify socialism's control of people in a society. And I believe that most people who promote socialism are not evil, they are just not very bright and somewhat confused. They believe that having good intentions gives them the power to make decisions for other adults.

They get that impression because already we allow government to make many decisions for us and most people just go along.

School Committee Chair refuses to speak with Acton Forum

Amy Krishnamurthy, the newly elected Chair of the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee (SC), has flatly refused to speak to Acton Forum editor Allen Nitschelm, after repeated attempts to contact the Chair and ask some simple questions about the resignation of Superintendent of Schools Glenn Brand, effective June 30, 2017.