Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Last year, the office of District Attorney Michael Morrissey awarded grants to all school districts that applied for support for safe and substance-free graduation events.
The following press release was submitted by the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office. Do you have something you'd like to share? Upload your announcement here. District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey is renewing his support for local communities that provide safe and substance-free high school graduation events. A request for grant applications was sent to all Norfolk County superintendents this week, offering to help purchase food, supplies, entertainment or other necessities. Morrissey supplied “Operation Graduation” grants to help communities organize safe and substance-free after-graduation parties to all 15 Norfolk County schools that applied last year. “The parents and educators who work together to organize these events are …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Superintendent Search Committee has recommended three finalists to fill the position effective July 1.
The Medfield Superintendent Search Committee has narrowed down a pool of 30 applicants to just three which they recommended as finalists to the Medfield School Committee on Monday night. Current Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire will retire on June 30. School Committee member Eileen DeSisto chaired the 11-person search committee whom she thanked for their participation. The final three candidates include: Glenn Brand. Current Assistant Superintendent of Sharon Public Schools. Formerly worked in the Needham, Wareham, and Dennis-Yarmouth school systems. He is a candidate for his doctorate. Jeff Marsden. Current Superintendent of Wrentham Public Schools. Previously worked in Douglas and Taunton school districts. Has a Ph.D. from …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The school committee is urging parents to take the survey
Wednesday, Feb. 13 is the last day to complete the on-line, web-based survey regarding a new district superintendent. On June 30, Superintendent Robert Maguire will retire, and the Medfield Public School Committee is currently searching for his replacement and seeking community input in that search. The web-based survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and is a series of questions that ask about your desired characteristics in a new Superintendent, what makes the town of Medfield unique, what are the schools' strengths and weaknesses, etc. To fill out the survey by Feb. 13, click here.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Superintendent of Schools Robert Maguire has recommended a 3.38 percent increase in next year's budget.
Tonight the Medfield School Committee will discuss the proposed budget for the FY14 school year. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. in the MedfieldTV Production Classroom at Medfield High School. The school department's budget makes up approximately half of the town's overall budget. School Superintendent Robert Maguire, who will retire in June, has recommended a 3.38 percent increase totalling $927,326, the bulk of which -- $860,000 -- is related to personnel increases. Maguire told the School Committee at its Jan. 14 meeting that 80 percent of the district's budget is personnel costs. Maguire explained that another $60,000 of the proposed increase is related to expansion of the iPad pilot program and its associated professional …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Medfield School Committee will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the high school TV production classroom.
The Medfield School Committee will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Medfield High School Television Production Classroom. The agenda includes: The school committee will first meet in executive session at 7 p.m. in the MHS guidance conference room to discuss contract negotiations.
In a letter to parents on Friday, the Medfield School Committee said it would hire a professional search firm to find a new school superintendent.
12/5/12 Update: The Dec. 17 meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Medfield School Committee sent a letter to parents last week saying committee members have decided to hire a professional search firm to find a replacement for current Superintendent Robert Maguire who will retire in June. The school committee will interview search firms on Dec. 11 and then discuss the candidates on Dec. 17. The public is invited to attend all meetings. The Nov. 16 letter to parents reads... Dear Parents, Bob Maguire recently announced his intention to retire as Medfield's Superintendent of Schools at the conclusion of this school year. In our role as School Committee, it is our responsibility to hire the next Superintendent of Schools. It is our intention …