From the May 25 meeting:
The committee voted to approve a request by English teacher David Nurenberg to plan a student trip to Balkanabat, Turkmenistan during the February 2011 break. The committee also approved Nurenberg's request for permission to plan a student exchange between a sister-school he set up between CCHS and Balkanabat School #17.
Nurenberg is working with Principal Peter Badalament for two exchange students from Turkmenistan to attend Concord-Carlisle for one year. In his proposal, Nurenberg said the students would be between 14 and 16 years old and have "very strong English skills."
In July or August, the selected students will get "intensive language and cultural preparation" by Peace Corps volunteers, and American host families will receive similar orientation.
In September, the students will start classes at CCHS.
Two other exchange students are planned for September, as approved by the School Committee.
Julia Csaka from Romania is scheduled to live with Dana and Kathy Booth in Carlisle; while Berglind Tryggvadottir of Iceland will live with the Matthew Johnson and Margot Kimball family in Concord.
The committee acceted the gift of a new Apple IPAD from Adrianna Cohen of Ripley Hill Road for the Alcott School computer lab.