Raise The Bar

The national election day is November 8, 2016. This will be a professional development day for all staff members and there will be no school for our students. The Freetown-Lakeville Regional School Committee joined a list of over 150 Massachusetts school boards opposing Question 2 on the November election ballot that would lift the cap on the number of charter schools.  At our October 12th school committee meeting the board approved a resolution opposing Question 2 based on the funding and the potential negative impact on the children of Freetown and Lakeville.    

Our five school principals will present School Improvement Plans this Wednesday, November 2, 2016, which will include actions to “raise the bar” with our MCAS scores. I remain committed to working with the teaching staff to see all of our students succeed on the next-generation of MCAS testing that will start in the Spring of 2017.        

We are excited to announce that we had over 60 senior citizens attend our two senior breakfast events in Freetown and Lakeville this month. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Council on Aging and the senior citizens in both Freetown and Lakeville.  

The FY 18 budget season is underway and we will need your support more than ever as we look to provide appropriate resources to meet our growing educational needs. Our next school committee meeting is Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Apponequet Regional High School beginning at 6:30 p.m.  I appreciate your support for all our schools and I look forward to our continued drive toward excellence.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call at 508-923-2000 ext. 1703 or e-mail me at

“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