By Allen Nitschelm and Charlie Kadlec
"I think it may be best if the School Committee considers hiring an external candidate to fill the role of Interim Superintendent," Marie Altieri wrote in a letter to the School Committee on May 29th, around the time the School Committee was...
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By Allen Nitschelm and Charlie Kadlec
Acton Forum recently released the unredacted minutes of two executive sessions in which former School Superintendent Glenn Brand was forced to resign by a secret cabal of School Committee leaders. That article is available here: http://www....
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By Allen Nitschelm and Charlie Kadlec
Following the unprecedented and overwhelmingly negative reaction by Acton and Boxborough residents to the May 18, 2017 surprise announcement of AB School Superintendent Glenn Brand’s resignation due to “educational and operational philosophies” that...
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The School District today released a letter by School Committee (SC) member Diane Baum, dated June 26, 2017, which was first discussed at the School Committee meeting of June 30. This letter was not included in the packet of materials available...
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By Allen Nitschelm
In a letter sent out to members of the school community, AB High School principal JoAnn Campbell has resigned to accept a job in the private sector. She had recently been named a finalist for a position with the Arlington school district but did not...
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The School just released the Executive Session minutes for the two meetings in which Glenn Brand was apparently forced to resign. These are the meetings of April 26 and May 2, 2017. You can read what has not been redacted of the minutes below. 4/26...
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Yes, you read the headline right. We have gym teachers that are getting compensated at the equivalent of about $200 per hour, give or take a few bucks. I'm sure they are well worth it. After all, it is for the children. How did I come up with this...
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By Richard Liu
Property tax revenue is the major income for the town of Acton. In 2016, the total tax revenue came at $90M, but $71M of the $90M is from residential property tax revenue, which is 79% of the total town revenue. Property tax revenue can be...
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Acton Forum filed a second Open Meeting Law (OML) complaint with the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee on June 29, objecting to its June 22 vote to expand a Subcommittee charged with searching for the Interim Superintendent. The...
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Acton taxpayers, be prepared for more property tax increases, as our town leadership and elected officials refuse to stem the tide in rising employee salaries and benefits, while School officials are seemingly planning a Proposition 2 1/2 override...
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