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School Committee Has Busy Wednesday Agenda

Second to last regular meeting of the school year includes several key items.

The year is winding down for Wilmington students, and for the School Committee as well as the group holds its second to last regular meeting until the fall.

Tonight's meeting is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilmington High School library.

After a number of administrative items to start off the meeting, Joanne Benton will offer her Superintendent's Report. The first item she will discuss is a health video that was created by the Frost brothers, a creation that was made with the help of .

Benton will also honor retiring members of Wilmington Public Schools and discuss job descriptions for a pair of positions within the district.

Under New Business, board members will start by discussing the appointment of a Special Education Administrator. Also up for discussion is the finance report along with the awarding of bids and a change in the school's lunch prices.

Check back with Wilmington Patch on Thursday for complete coverage of Wednesday night's meeting.

Kevin MacDonald May 24, 2012 at 08:42 PM
50% of the Middle School eighth graders are basically flunking Math. That is what they should be working on,but, they have new bricks and mortar. This is what happens when there is an absence of leadership on the school committee and in the administration. When you spend your tax dollars on things other than quality teachers who have personality, skill, wisdom, real world/ life experience, an ability to inspire, a desire to educate 180 days of the year( rather than going through the motions for a paycheck), a sense of pride in themselves and in their life work, and love for the students then you get the mess that exists!
Lennie Malvone May 24, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Where did you get your Statistics FYI if 50% class was flunking math the State would step in You sir should really stop listing to the voices
Lennie Malvone May 24, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Just as a follow up Checked the MCAS Scores For the 8 th grade in WIlmington Granted I would like to see better scores but !!!! only 12 % thats 12 percent are in the danger Danger Zone of Failure. Mr macdonald To address a Problem you must have good facts and figures . In this day and age of computers that info is only a Mouse click away The only excuse for you inflaiting such figures are 1) rabble rousing for your own gain. or 2) you really have no clue what you are talking about . Also I dare say Most Teachers I have met from the Wilmington school system really want to educate the Children
Kevin MacDonald May 24, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Let me clarify it for you Lennie. The School committee reported that 49% of the eighth graders at the middle school are in the needs improvement category or the warning category. If you don't believe me check with Robert Hayes of the school committee. If you don't believe him then check wctv's vimeo of the meeting to actually see and hear for yourself the report given on film at the televised meeting.
Kevin MacDonald May 25, 2012 at 12:08 AM
I just got home from the High School Building Committee meeting. I thought I would let everyone on Planet Patch know that for $82 million dollars you will be getting a SIMULATED stone facade. The architect could not answer the Questions 1.) " What is the cost of just the building exclusive of site work, fields, utilities, etc.?" 2.) "What is the cost per classroom on average?" The committee was not able to offer any info. I think it may just be another Kangaroo-like court. http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/kangaroo%20court Decide for yourself.

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