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Administrators Happy With Start to School Year

Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent toured schools on first day

When students walked into Easton schools on Sept. 6, the day after Labor Day, school administrators said it was as if they had never left.

"We had a very smooth opening," Superintendent Michael Green said at a school committee meeting last week.

The first day of school was smooth despite the after-effects of , Green said, which left all of the buildings except without power just one day before opening.

Luckily, power was restored in the nick of time.

Green said he and Assistant Superintendent Cathy MacLeod went to each of the seven schools in the district on the first day to see how students were adjusting to the new year. In each building, students and teachers were well acclimated.

"We were able to see each of the buildings," MacLeod said. "It was really great energy. People were happy to be back."

MacLeod mentioned that it was interesting to see different students at different grade levels.

Green and MacLeod agreed that it was important to visit each building individual, not just to see students, but also to have faculty meetings in the days before students arrived.

Green said that rather than having a large faculty meeting in the district before the arrival of students, which had been done in years past, there were smaller faculty meetings in each building.

Green also thanked the custodial staff for their work in the schools over the summer.

"It was just incredible to see the great job that they had done in each of our buildings as we walked around," he said.

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