Thursday, April 11, 2013
Following Tuesday's Annual Town Election, the Framingham School Committee and Framingham Selectmen both held meetings on Wednesday and elected new chairs.
Beverly Hugo will chair the Framigham School Committee for the next year after the board's annual reorganization Wednesday night. It will be the third stint as chair for Hugo, a three-term member of the Committee. Across town, Framingham Selectmen elected Dennis Giombetti as the new chair. He takes the gavel from recently re-elected Selectmen Charlie Sisitsky. Hugo takes the gavel from David Miles, who was elected vice-chair. Carol Phelan will continue as clerk. "I will do my best to run efficient and effective meetings and to keep the focus on how the board can help support student achievement and district growth," Hugo said. Framingham Selectmen elected Laurie Lee as vice-chair and newly-elected Selectmen Michael Bower as clerk. …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Two of the nine elementary school teams that qualified for the State Bowl Saturday are from Potter Road Elementary School in Framingham.
Saturday, 24 teams of future problem solvers will compete in the Massachusetts Future Problem Solving Program (FPSP) State Bowl at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, including two teams from Potter Road Elementary School, coached by Beverly Hugo. The Potter Road teams qualified for the state tournament after performing exceptionally well in their “Megacities” booklets, said Hugo. Only nine elementary school teams out of 37 fourth through sixth grade teams qualified for Saturday's State Bowl, said Hugo. Potter Road qualified two teams out of the nine competing at the elementary level this weekend. Each team is comprised of four to eight students. The Future Problem Solving International Program is worldwide and teaches students…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Framingham High School Drama Company gave a short performance at Framingham Town Meeting Tuesday night; the Company will stage three performances of the musical Hairspray this weekend.
Framingham High School Drama Company gave a short performance at Framingham Town Meeting Tuesday night; the Company will stage three performances of the musical Hairspray this weekend. There will be three performances - Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 and a special Mother's Day matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. Order advanced tickets online at $12 at https://www.showtix4u.com/launch/index.php or purchase tickets at the door at $15 each, if the show is not sold out. The Friday night show is almost sold out and more than half the seats have been sold for the other two performances. Hairspray is set in the 1960s in Baltimore, Maryland. Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Framingham's new superintendent of schools Stacy Scott attended his first big event in town - the 20th Annual Salute to Framingham.
Framingham's new superintendent of schools Stacy Scott talked with school and community leaders and met with teachers and staff at Thursday night's 20th Annual Salute to Framingham. He also heard about the exceptional students and special staff in the Framingham Public School system. Scott, who is the Dracut Superintendent of Schools, was hired unanimously by the School Committee earlier this year. He will start July 1 at a salary of $200,000. Scott spent some time in Framingham last Friday on professional development day and told Framingham Patch he would like to make another visit to Framingham during the Annual Town Meeting, which starts in April. Editor's Note: Framingham Patch will have a report on the 20th Annual Salute and the …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Incumbent School Committee members Beverly Hugo and Andy Limeri as well as School Committee candidates Heather Connolly and Don Taggart presented why they should be elected on April 3 at a forum hosted by the Framingham Town-Wide PTO.
Rebuilding the schools, inequitity within the elementary and middle schools, busing, school choice and the tax rate were among the topics discussed by the two candidates seeking to become Framingham's newest School Committee member, at a forum hosted by the Framingham Town-Wide PTO Monday night. Incumbent School Committee members Beverly Hugo and Andy Limeri, as well as School Committee candidates Heather Connolly and Don Taggart presented why they should be elected on April 3, at the forum at Framingham High. Hugo and Limeri are running unopposed for two, three-year seats on the Framingham School Committee. Connolly and Taggart are seeking a one-year seat made available, when Rick Finlay resigned in December 2011. The School Committee …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
As Framingham Patch reported in its live blog Monday night, the School Committee voted 5-0 to ratify the contract with Stacy Scott to become the new Framingham Superintendent of Schools on July 1.
Stacy Scott will start his job as the new Framingham Superintendent of Schools on July 1. Scott, who is currently is the Dracut School Superintendent, was voted unanimously to be the new school leader by the School Committee in February. Last week, the School Committee and Scott agreed to a contract and both signed it. Monday night, the Framingham School Committee voted 5-0 to ratify the contract. School Committee Chair Beverly Hugo also released details of the contract at the meeting Monday night, of which Scott was not present. Scott's contract is July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015. The contract can be extended by an additional year after two years of performance, said Hugo. The contract starts with a salary of $200,000 and can increase …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
School Committee Chair Beverly Hugo said the School Committee will vote to ratify the contract and release details of the contract on Monday evening.
After "active negotiations," the Framingham School Committee "has come to an agreement" with Dracut Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott, said School Committee Chair Beverly Hugo Wednesday night. "We have executed a contract and will vote to ratify it in open session at our meeting Monday night," said Hugo. The School Committee voted unanimously early this month to hire Scott as the next superintendent of school for Framingham. Superintendent of Schools Steven Hiersche announced he would not return in August. Hugo said the School Committee would issue a press release on Monday evening with details of the contract.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Hugo: "The state’s failure to fund its obligation to Framingham over the past three years alone has cost the town and its taxpayers over $10,000,000 and has taken a serious toll on the schools."
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Editor's Note: Last Thursday Framingham School Committee Chair Beverly Hugo made a presentation on the impact of state funds on the Framingham Public Schools at a legislative forum at McCarthy Elementary School. Below is the text of her presentation and attached is the Power Point presentation from that evening's event. *** Thank you Representative Tom Sannicandro, Representative Chris Walsh and Senator Karen Spilka for coming to Framingham and holding this forum to listen to our town’s concerns regarding the obsolete information used in the formula for distributing Chapter 70 monies to our town and in anticipation of your successful attempts to remedy the situation so that all of our children will be able to reach their potential and …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Hugo: "I will continue to be guided by a moral and ethical compass to help ensure equity and excellence, to be fiscally responsible, to think creatively and critically in order to find solutions to sometimes complex issues ..."
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Editor's Note: Beverly Hugo is running for re-election for a 3-year seat on the Framingham School Committee. The current chair of the School Committee, Hugo is running unopposed. There are two incumbents running for two seats. The statement below is Hugo's announcement for re-election. I have been honored and privileged to represent the citizens of Framingham during the past five years in helping to promote educational excellence for all students, helping to close the achievement and access gap and helping with the accountability and transition process of education reform. Five years ago, I pledged to work full-time as a School Committee member and to ensure that the education of the children in our town would be the most important …
Friday, January 6, 2012
The 15-member Screening Committee will begin interviewing candidates for Framingham Superintendent of Schools Saturday, Jan. 7.
The 15-member screening committee appointed to review applicants and identified finalists for the new Framingham superintendent of schools will begin interviewing candidates Saturday, Jan. 7. Superintendent of Schools Steven Hiersche is leaving in June at the end of his contract. The first interviews will be conducted at Cameron Middle School on Jan. 7 and Jan. 9. If the committee decides if needs to interview a total of 8-10 candidates, a third session has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12 at Potter Road Elementary. All interviews are closed to the public. The screening committee is expected to identify and vote on finalists on Jan. 19, explained School Committee Chair Beverly Hugo. Hugo, a member of the screening committee, said three…