Notes From The Grafton School Committee Meeting

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Arnold Lundwall, Special Education director, outlined the school-to-work program for special-needs students. Photo Credit: Richard Price

GRAFTON, Mass.--Here is a summary from the School Committee meeting held on Monday:

  • The Grafton High School cheerleader squad placed second in the state championship held at Shrewsbury High School on Sunday. 
  • Schools Superintendent James Cummings updated the committee on the Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative, a program designed for students with physical handicaps and learning disabilities.
  • Arnold Lundwall, the Special Education  director, presented an overview of the school-to-work program designed for special-needs students between the ages of 18 to 22. 
  • Two field trip requests were approved by the school committee. One for high school students to attend a chaperoned field trip to Costa Rica; the second is a science based trip to Florida for a group of sixth-grade students. Both trips are to be paid for by the families of students who make the trips.
  • A support-staff contract was approved by the school committee.
  • The school committee approved a treasury warrant for $279,206 to cover past operational expenses.
  • The school committee approved extending the existing bus transportation contract with AA Transportation for the fiscal year 2014.  
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Thank you Richard Price for reporting on the school committee meeting. From our children to our budget, it's a big deal.

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