S.841 would address this glaring inadequacy by expanding access to health insurance under the Commonwealth’s Group Insurance Commission to include faculty that teach two three-credit courses in a semester, or four courses in an academic year. This bill stipulates that the Commonwealth, not the intuitions of higher education, shall bear the associated costs.
“Bill’s commitment to education will have an impact for years to come,” Arciero said. “From students that will come through the school system to my own daughter, who will start going to Westford schools this fall, Bill’s compassion and desire to make great schools for our families will be felt for generations to come.”
Bill often says that “everybody matters” in our school system because everyone can make a difference in the life of a child. He also adds rather humbly that he only takes 1/600 of the credit because all staff contributes to the success of our schools.
Each year, five CTE students in the state are selected, and this year, two of the five — Abigail Cronin and Elliot Gale — are from Nashoba Tech. It’s the first time Nashoba Tech has had a student selected. They are now eligible for the national Presidential Scholars Program.
Last week Senate Ways and Means Chair Michael J. Rodrigues and House Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz announced their committees had reached a local aid agreement for the upcoming fiscal 22 budget that begins funding the Student Opportunity Act, creates a fund to assist school districts hit by pandemic-related enrollment changes, and increases unrestricted local government aid to cities and towns.