Editor Casey Meserve firstname.lastname@example.org
8:18 am on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Perhaps the fact that the tuition payment schedule is completely unrealistic has a part in the "financial reasons" referenced. Pilot program was $300 per month. Not installments of almost $700. Ridiculous.
1:40 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2013
As always Joe, great reporting and within record time!
9:39 am on Thursday, January 17, 2013
Re-activating Eldridge, Foster and Montiquot as kindergarten centers, building additions to all six elementary schools, adding gymnasiums to Flaherty and Ross and/or constructing four new K-5 schools. Cost ranges from $65 million to $122 million, according to the Habeeb study.
Half-day kindergarten is a thing of the past, offer it as an option at the Kindergarten Centers if there proves to be a demand for it.
Why reactivate a school for a program that isn't growing, but declining. Look towards the future Braintree, start being proactive instead of reactive!
1:41 pm on Monday, January 14, 2013
Laura, I agree with you that all of the schools are over crowded. My proposed solution was to re-open old elementary schools that are currently being leased to private schools or businesses and revise the home districts and assign children to these additional schools. New schools = more space.
8:17 am on Monday, January 14, 2013
It's never a good time to redistrict because you need to relocated students to new home schools to make it happen. However, with the current over crowding in our classrooms, and the continuous growth in Braintree's population, it is unavoidable. Why aren't we reopening elementary schools? Modular classrooms is a penny wise, dollar irresponsible solution. Space has been a hemoraging issue for a longtime. Why does Braintree keep putting a bandaid solution on a bullet wound?
9:30 am on Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I think the difference in the payment plan might ALSO have something to do with it.
The pilot program has 10 months to pay the tuition. Next year it is due by January.
Payments in the amount of $750.00 is WAY TOO MUCH TO EXPECT parents to be able to pay at one time. Especially given the economy.
8:36 am on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Thanks Joe, great follow up!
10:02 am on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Great update, thanks for the info Joe!
2:11 pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Great update, thanks Joe!
8:28 pm on Monday, January 23, 2012
@ 2012/13 FDK WAIT LIST PARENTS <<<WE URGE YOU TO EMAIL>>>
Dr. Kurzberg at email@example.com and Mayor Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your demand for a spot in next year's FDK program. REQUEST that they ADD CLASSROOMS!!!! ENCOURAGE YOUR FELLOW PARENTS TO DO THE SAME. And DON'T FORGET to attend next week's school committee meeting on January 30 at BHS starting @ 7:00 p.m to show your support! PLEASE REPOST & SHARE.
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