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Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
WBUR compiled a state-wide list of teacher salaries. See how they compare for Concord and the surrounding area.
Editor's note: This article was updated with the most recent salary data from the 2009-2010 school year available on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website. WBUR created a map showing how average teacher salaries compare across Massachusetts, and Concord Public Schools' average K-12 teacher salary is the second highest on the list we compiled below. On the map, the darker the city or town, the higher the average salary. The map can be viewed for elementary teacher salaries (red), middle school salaries (green) and high school salaries (blue). We had to make some minor changes, as Matt Wilder, Boston Public Schools' director of media relations, pointed out on last week that WBUR used outdated numbers from the 2008-…
Saturday, April 7, 2012
School Building Committee members hear latest updates on project.
Last week members of the Concord School Building Committee listened to Project Manager from KVA Building Industry Consultants, David Saindon, update the board about the new CCHS undertaking. Saindon gave some details about a new “accelerated” plan KVA is examining but mentioned, “at this point, we are just planting the seed.” “Prior to Winter  we would like to get as much concrete and foundation into the ground as possible,” explained Saindon. “Then create the steel structure throughout the Winter.” Saindon added that they are hoping to have building complete in the fall of 2015 and site development completed by 2016. However, Saindon mentioned an accelerated plan could push things forward a year. Dealing with cost estimates, …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Resident Chris McKinney offers an opinion on Concord School Bus Transportation.
The following was submitted as a Letter to the Editor. Have Superintendent Rigby and Asst Super. Flaherty manipulated the Process for the School Bus Outsourcing? Did they really have an interest in looking at all options? Currently the Massachusetts Inspector General’s Office has been requested to investigate the bid process, both the Consulting Contract and the subsequent Transportation Bid Process that was conducted by the School Department. The School Committee is about to vote on a Contract with First Student Busing, that was based on an “Invitation to Bid” process issued by the School Department. The Invitation is a set of documents drafted in detail that describe what the Town is requiring for the Outsourcing of our School Bus …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
April is school month at Bedford Farms. Two area poets read from their work.
What could be better than eating ice cream without the guilt? Scoops for Concord Schools lets you do just that: for the entire month of April, you can purchase a “Concord School Gift Card” at Bedford Farms, load it up with money, and use it to buy ice cream, cakes, pies, t-shirts, etc. Then, at the end of April, Bedford Farms will give 20 percent of the total amount placed onto the cards back to the Concord Schools, to be split equally among Alcott, Thoreau, Willard, CMS and CCHS. You can reload the card throughout the month and keep using it; it doesn’t expire and you can use it anytime. Buy them for yourself, buy them for friends, or if you’re really thinking ahead, pick them up for those end-of-school-year thank-you gifts for coaches …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Choral concert; MCAS begins, and more.
Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. The weather is supposed to be sunny and in the 40s, so the snow we had should melt. 2. The high school is holding its spring choral concert tonight at 7 p.m. at 500 Walden Street. 3. MCAS begins with grades 4, 7, and 10 English composition; reading comprehension for grades 3, 5, 6 and 8. 4. The School Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. 5. The Council on Aging is hosting Candy from Home Instead Senior Care who will give a cooking demonstration at 1 p.m.