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Keefe Tech Names New Principal

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 9:55 pm on June 19, 2011
New Keefe Tech Principal Jonathan Evans (2011)

Newly hired Keefe Tech Principal Jonathan Evans

Framingham, MA - Joseph P. Keefe Technical School Superintendent-Director James Lynch is pleased to announce that Jonathan Evans, current Director of Student Services, will succeed Patricia Canali as the school's new Principal.

Superintendent Lynch stated that Evans' appointment is effective July 1, 2011. According to Lynch, "I have made this decision after a very thorough search process that included a broadly publicized posting, 14 applicants, 6 semifinalists, 4 finalists, two lengthy and probing interviews, and a detailed review of recommendations and references. I am convinced that Mr. Evans is the very best candidate for this important leadership position. I look forward to working with him as Principal and as we go forward to continue to improve our school and service our students."

Evans has served the Keefe Tech school community for 15 years, beginning his career as an intern in the Guidance Department in while he was earning a Master of Education in Counseling. He came aboard as a full-time Guidance Counselor in the 1997-1998 school year, and advanced to the position of Lead Counselor and then Director of Guidance and Admissions over the next ten years. In 2007, Evans was appointed as Director of Student Services, overseeing ...[read more]

Framingham, MA - FY2011 Cherry Sheet

Filed under: Politics,Schools & Education by News Staff at 2:36 am on August 19, 2010

[graphic] FY2011 Framingham, MA Cherry Sheet - State Aid figures.

Will state aid will pay for state mandates?

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Each year the Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue produces "estimates" of how much state aid each city and town will get for the upcoming fiscal year, (along with any assessments which reduce aid payment from the state).

Known as the "cherry sheet" for the color of paper it was originally printed on, the state now publishes these state aid estimates online.

Below is an HTML version of the cherry sheet for Framingham for fiscal Year 2011, (it was published by the state on July 1, 2010).

The first page lists estimated receipts, (state aid to be paid to Framingham); ...[read more]

Sensory Integration: Ideas for Home and School

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 3:14 pm on November 6, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council (F-SEPAC)cordially invites you to " Sensory Integration: Ideas for Home and School", a talk where Phyllis Samara of the Barrett Family Wellness Center will share her knowledge of SI, and discuss ideas for helping special kids both at home and at school.  Thursday, November 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Cameron Middle School Auditorium, 215 Elm Street, Framingham, MA.

This presentation is free & open to the public. It is geared toward parents, guardians, & education professionals who teach children with special needs.

All TEACHERS attending may get PDPs (Professional Development Points). All ATTENDEES may receive a certificate of participation. Sign-up sheets will be available at the workshop.

Please RSVP so they will have enough handouts available for all attendees, please RSVP to

For more information call 508.558.7220 or go to our web site

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Phyllis Barrett Samara has been in the business of Occupational Therapy for over 35 years and is a graduate of Boston University. She is an SI Certified Therapist, specializing in treating children with varying disabilities. She is also a professor of Occupational Therapy at Quinsigamond Community College. In 1980 she began her own practice, P.B. Samara OT & Assoc., servicing area school systems and nursing homes. In 2000, she started the Barrett Family Wellness Center with the goal of providing exceptional occupational therapy services that would benefit the children and parents alike. It has been her mission to educate parents about their children's various disabilities in order to empower them, and enable them to make informed decisions as to what course of treatment is best for their child.

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