National School Counseling Week 2020, "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans," will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within our schools. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school and career success. Please take this opportunity to recognize and show support for our talented counseling staff at all levels in Freetown and Lakeville this coming week.
The Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District FY 21 preliminary budget and the 2020-2021 School Calendar will be presented Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the next school committee meeting. Community members should be informed that the school committee will consider taking action on two school calendars for the next academic year, one starting before Labor Day and one starting after the holiday. All stakeholders are welcome to attend this public meeting to provide input.
As we celebrate and recognize the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. this long holiday weekend, please remember his famous quote, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically, intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.'' As a school community we must continue to work together for the future success of all of our children.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. The Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District FY 21 preliminary budget will be presented on February 5, 2020. We will need your continued support as we look to provide appropriate resources to meet our growing educational needs. I will keep all stakeholders updated throughout the budget season on upcoming meetings and events. The next Regional Finance Committee meeting will be next Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library.
Richard W. Medeiros
Freetown Lakeville Regional School District