August 24, 2017

Attleboro Health Living Consortium on “Pontificating with Paul”

Happy to have participated in a conversation with the Attleboro Healthy Living Consortium on “Pontificating with Paul” this morning, with fellow members: Robin McDonald, CEO of Attleboro YMCA Dave Sawyer, Superintendent of Attleboro Public Schools Carrie Ballou, Community Relations Coordinator of Arbour-Fuller Hospital Dr. Bruce Auerbach, CEO of Sturdy Memorial Hospital Austin Ricketts, Double ACS You can listen to the full …

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August 23, 2017

The High School Project is approved for next phase

In a meeting today with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), we were pleased that Attleboro’s High School Project was unanimously approved to enter the next phase — the “Preferred Schematic Design” phase. There will be another meeting next Thursday to discuss some of the outstanding discussion points that our team has concerning: The additional space needs for comprehensive high …

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July 25, 2017

Testifying in favor of Chapter 70 Reform

In 1993, Massachusetts passed the Education Reform Act — designed to ensure that all students received a quality education. That bill established the “Foundation Budget” to serve as the baseline for how we fund school districts across the commonwealth. Unfortunately, since then, the assumptions for the formula have not changed, rendering it outdated. In 2015, I asked to be a …

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