Figuring out which way the ship is headed with the schools

At the August 10 meeting of the Greenfield School Committee, committee member Kathryn Martini asked Superintendent DeBarge a broad question about the general direction that the district is headed: DeBarge’s full response is worth a listen, but the question itself speaks to a general concern I have with this district. I want to be clear…

Buses, computers, supplies, and other miscellany from the Budget & Finance Subcommittee

I managed to catch pieces and parts of the School Committee’s Budget & Finance Subcommittee meeting this morning. The main agenda item for the meeting was an update on the FY211 budget, and GPS Business Manager Andy Paquette was at the meeting to review the report he had generated and answer the committee members’ questions.…

Mayor Martin’s further response regarding the SRO program assessment and his support for expansion

Mayor Martin has now replied to my follow-up question about the Collaborative Team responsible for assessing the School Resource Officer program. He has pointed me to Chief Haigh and Jordana Harper, Superintendent of the Greenfield Public Schools. I am now awaiting a response from them. The Mayor went on to explain his support for the…