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Wrentham School Committee Roundup: Security, Budget and MCAS

The following is a summary of items discussed at the Wrentham School Committee Meeting on Jan. 15.

 

The Wrentham School Committee met on Tuesday and discussed improving school security in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting in December.

The committee also discussed the 2013-2014 school calendar. Superintendent Jeff Marsden said that Wrentham will start school after Labor Day this year and end (without any snow days) around June 17.

The committee also started budget deliberations. According to Marsden, a level-services budget without any salary increases will be 4.21 percent (about $400,000) higher.

The committee also discussed the new superintendent evaluation form the state will require for the next year.

Marsden also discussed the new standards the district will face in the MCAS tests in which a school’s level is determined not by proficiency but by yearly education progress.

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