Raise The Bar

The final two 2017-18 School Improvement Plans were presented to the school committee by the building principals for George Austin Intermediate School and Freetown-Lakeville Middle School this past week.  All five updated school plans are now posted on our website (see below under Announcements).  

The FY 19 budget season continues and 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 preliminary FY 19 school budget will be presented on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

As we prepare for the next storm of the winter season we will continue to use the One-Call Communication System to provide families with the necessary school cancellation and delay information.  In addition to One-Call, we will utilize the school website and all local media outlets to communicate information in a timely manner for our families in Freetown and Lakeville.  Please keep in mind that my decision will be based on multiple reliable sources and will focus on the safety for all children and adults.    

Our next school committee meeting will be Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the ARHS Library. Our last school day before the winter break is an early release day for all students next Friday, December 22, 2017.  I look forward to our continued drive toward excellence as we raise the bar for all our students.  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