The Franklin School District on Thursday named Rebecca Motte as the next principal of Horace Mann Middle School.
Motte is currently the assistant principal at Annie Sullivan Middle School.In an announcement to the school's students, parents and faculty, Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski shared positive feedback from the stakeholder groups that interviewed Motte for the position. Members of the groups said she was, among other things, well-organized, friendly, thoughtful and hard-working.
Motte will replace the school's current principal, Shawn Fortin, who has accepted a position in the western part of the state and will be moving there with his family.Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said the project is estimated at $1.5 million in total, and noted the town had previously set aside approximately $1 million toward the renovation effort. The work, he said, would focus on the building's second floor.
"The senior center was built about seven years ago, and the second floor remained unfinished," he said, noting that the town had anticipated completing the floor as the demand for programs increased.
Nutting said the renovation would also encompass the addition of an elevator and electronically operated doors in the building's bathrooms.Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)