Schools

BOH Clarifies Stance on Masks

In response to an earlier story at WCAT about the wearing of masks in schools, we reached out to Westford Board of Health for clarification on that Q & A from January 6.

COMMENTARY: Masks are Right Choice Given Circumstances

The level of [COVID-19] community transmission in Middlesex County is in the second highest category...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An Open Letter To The Westford School Community

After speaking recently with other Westford parents it has become apparent that I’m hardly alone in my frustration and disappointment with the School Department’s serious consideration to submit to the latest CDC (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines by reinstating compulsory masking as a condition to attend our public schools this September – even as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has not required municipalities to do so and while many other localities have rejected the waffling federal guidance.

Lawmaker Testifies on Bill Regarding Health Insurance for Adjunct Faculty

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.

Lawmaker Congratulates Longtime Superintendent for Commitment to Westford Schools

“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.”

School Committee Chair Wishes Olsen ‘Fair Skies’ as He Departs Westford

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.

Two Nashoba Tech Students Among Five in State to Receive Honor

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.

Athletes Support ‘Break the Stigma’ of Mental Health; Awareness Efforts Underway

Westford Academy Varsity and Junior Varsity players, June 3, dedicated their game to mental health awareness and to break the stigma in mental health and raised $700 for St. Vincent de Paul.