Wednesday, November 29, 2017

In the News: school start times discussion; Hopkinton Superintendent search

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The School Committee began discussions Wednesday about implementing later start times for older students. 
The meeting represented a re-visitation of committee member Denise Shultz’s request at the Oct. 24 meeting to discuss the topic more in depth. 
Superintendent Sara Ahern believes a later start will benefit students and hopes to form an advisory committee. 
“It’s more consistent with teens’ natural sleep cycles and a shift in their natural clock that has them going to sleep later and waking up later,” Ahern said."
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"The (Hopkinton) School Committee will interview four local finalists to become the next superintendent, including the assistant superintendent and the former principal of the Hopkins School. 
The finalists are: Uxbridge Superintendent Kevin Carney, Hopkinton Assistant Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh, Franklin Assistant Superintendent Peter Light and Northborough-Southborough Assistant Superintendent Gregory Martineau, who previously served as principal at Hopkins. 
The Screening Committee considered 27 applicants and interviewed nine, according to a press release. The finalist will replace Cathy MacLeod, who is retiring at the end of the school year."
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