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Framingham Save Our Schools Petition

Filed under: Politics,Schools & Education by News Staff at 12:02 am on November 30, 2010
Framingham Save Our Schools website

A new website has been put up with Framingham School Department budget info, and links to an online petition to "Save Our Schools".

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Herb Chasan, Framingham Precinct 4 Town Meeting Member, (and local home improvement contractor), is sending out an S.O.S -- a "Save Our Schools" message.

In September, Chasan, registered a domain name and put together a website, www.FraminghamSaveOurSchools.org which provides info about recent school budget cuts and prompts visitors to sign and online petition.

The site contains materials listing what the past four years of reduced funding and the latest $6 million dollars in cuts have done to Framingham schools.

While newspapers and talk on the street decry elimination of  elementary school music, or cuts in school bus transportation -- many don't realize the number of education and support positions (and programs) that were also cut back or eliminated.

The website is linked to the online service www.ePetitions.com to allow residents to sign the online petition, which in-part asks Framingham Board of Selectmen to act according to, "..our desire for level service funding of future school budgets and search for sources of additional revenue and cost savings to support this goal."

Whichever side of the Framingham School Department budget debate you're on -- it's worth checking out www.FraminghamSaveOurSchools.org

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Elementary School Reorganization Proposed

Filed under: Public Meetings,Schools & Education by News Staff at 8:25 pm on January 10, 2010

Framingham, MA – Framingham Superintendent of Schools Steven Hiersche presented a school reorganization plan to the school committee on January 5th. Information and a link to view the presentation are available on the Framingham Public Schools website: http://www.framingham.k12.ma.us
The plan suggests reorganizing the elementary schools so that schools are paired and that one serves kindergarten through second grades and the other serves third through fifth grades.

School Officials will field questions and comments from the public about the reorganization at two community forums.

The presentation Format for January 11 (7PM Fuller auditorium) and January 14 (7 PM FHS auditorium) community forums:

• PRESENTATION IN AUDITORIUM
Superintendent Hiersche will re-present the information he presented to School Committee on Tuesday, January 5. Translations into Spanish and Portuguese will be available.

• BREAKOUT GROUPS IN CAFETERIA
Those who have seen the presentation will be able to provide feedback and input, and ask questions in a small group setting. These questions will be compiled and responded to as part of the Frequently Asked Questions.
Feedback on the presentation and plan can be emailed to: reorgteam@framingham.k12.ma.us

On January 20 the School Committee will continue discussion of the proposed reorganization plan.

There is a discussion group on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=280442260680&ref=ts about the reorganization as well as considerable discussion on the frambors email list which you can subscribe to by emailing:  majordomo@syslang.net


Framingham Public Schools Closed on Monday

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 7:57 pm on February 12, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Public Schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 13, 2006 due to snow storm.

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Salute to Framingham

Filed under: General Interest,Schools & Education by News Staff at 5:09 pm on March 6, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Each year, the Salute to Framingham Committee honors three individuals who, over the years, have done much for Framingham's youngsters.

The selection of three honorees from the hundreds of very active individuals from all walks of life is a most difficult task.

This years recipients are Patrick Dunne, Bob Jachowicz, Joan Rastini.

Each of these individuals has made a significant difference in the lives of the youth of our town thru their volunteer efforts. The event will take place March 16 at the Sheraton Tara.

For tickets and information call 508/872-1933 or visit www.framinghamflyers.com/Salute


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