Raise the Bar

The Freetown-Lakeville Regional School Committee approved the 2018-19 school calendar this week. Please check the website for scheduling purposes for the next school year. The committee voted the FY 19 school budget of $38,273,474, a 2.2% increase from the FY 18 budget. This was a number recommended by both towns at the Regional Finance Committee meeting. This number does not include any additional staff but does maintain level services and support for our current programming.  Highlights include increased revenue through school choice, athletic fees, and food service. Please refer to our website for the most recent budget information.

I will continue to use the One-Call Communication System to provide families with  necessary school updates, cancellations, and delay information. There are only 29 school days left and our last  school day is, Friday, June 22, 2018.   As our FY 19 budget season moves toward town meetings on June 4, 2018, we will look to your support as we provide appropriate resources to meet our growing educational needs. Our recent success will only continue if we meet our monetary commitment to “Raise the Bar” in both towns. The updated budget hearing presentation is now on the website.The next school committee meeting will be held, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

There are only 3 weeks until the Class of 2018 ARHS graduation ceremony. Please enjoy the weekend.  I look forward to our continued drive toward excellence, as we raise the bar for all students.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 508-923-2000 ext. 1703 or email me at rmedeiros@freelake.org.  

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark” - Artist - Michelangelo