The School Committee tonight highlighted their meeting with a report on the review of the Superintendent, where each member reinforced a written review giving him an “exemplary” review.
Working in the Dracut political establishment, and surviving this recent election, I am also impressed by the way he has put his team together and rallied them to continue to work so well for the students in town.
In other topics, the committee invited Mr Gilbert from the Mass Association of School Committees to discuss chargebacks (a budget process where the municipal town charges back services it provides to the school district).
There was some discussion about the history of the agreement between the district and the town, but there was no disagreement or challenge. Instead, there was a positive attitude towards this becoming one of the agenda items for the “tri-board: Town/Finance/Schools” meetings that will start occurring in the near future.
The important point here was that Mr Wilkie spent a good amount of time asking about methods other towns use to raise revenue (with a focus on naming rights).
The Parker School lease sounds like it is continuing forward, with the MSEC expected to get the latest version on Oct 3rd at their meeting.
All in all, it seems the board is coming back together. Anger that had boiled over from the recent election seems to have dwindled, and board members are back to working together to support the program.