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SC Meeting: August 23, 2018

Last Thursday, the Needham School Committee held a meeting and book discussion in the High Rock School library.

Agenda items included preliminary discussions of the FY20 budget — which includes a focus on Full-day kindergarten — and a vote on an October 2018 Special Town Meeting Warrant Article request for construction of Mitchell School modular classrooms (cost still to be determined).

Subcommittee assignments were made:

  • Broadmeadow — Susan Neckes

  • Eliot— Aaron Pressman

  • Hillside Michael Greis

  • Mitchell — Heidi Black

  • Newman — Connie Barr

  • High Rock / Pollard— Matthew Spengler

  • High School — Andrea Longo Carter

The School Committee also spent two hours discussing Beverly Daniel Tatum's book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? as part of their focus on equity in the Needham Public Schools. The author will address Needham Public School staff on November 21st.

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