This update is for the 3/25/2019 Newton School Committee meeting:
Superintendent Update: Khita Pottinger-Johnson was introduced as Newton Public School’s new Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education. She most recently served as the executive director for social emotional learning instruction and support services for the Boston Public Schools, and previously served as a principal. She will begin with NPS on July 1, 2019.
- Race and Achievement Update: The School Committee received a report and overview of a few NPS programs designed to close the achievement gap, including the Legacy Scholars & College Transition Programs and The Calculus Project .
- The School Committee voted unanimously to approve a donation to Southfor biology equipment.
- The School Committee voted unanimously to approve the construction of a Bus Loop at 225 Nevada Street
- Discussion: FY20 School Budget Proposal
On Monday, April 8 at 7:00pm, we will discuss and vote on the FY20 Budget Proposal. In addition to the budget proposal, School Committee will also vote on the equity guidelines revisions, the last day of school, approved field trips, and minutes. We will also receive an update on high school start time, transportation planning, and EDCO.
We hope you found this summary useful. You can access all School Committee meeting documents via the NPS website (www.newton.k12.ma.us/schoolcommittee). Additionally, if you are interested in watching an SC meeting from home or a recorded meeting, you can obtain access via www.newtv.org.
As always, we are very happy to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us via the email address below.
The Newton School Committee