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.

State Poised to Begin Funding Student Opportunity Act; Increase Local Aid

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.

New Superintendent is an ‘Inspirational Vision’ Says School Committee Chair

"The outpouring of support and well wishes from throughout the community has been overwhelming..."

Hunt for a New Superintendent; How School SubCommittee Got it Done

Over the last two weeks, there were 23 site visits to the finalists' districts and 32 meetings and interviews with our stakeholders, including staff, parents, our town partners, and students.