Raise The Bar

The FY 19 budget season is underway and we will look to your continued 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 first 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.    

The final two 2017-18 School Improvement Plans will be presented to the school committee on Wednesday by the building principals for George Austin Intermediate School and Freetown-Lakeville Middle School.  All five updated school plans will be posted on our website.  

Our next school committee meeting will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the ARHS Library. Please be reminded that we have an K-8 early release day next Thursday, December 14, 2017 for the purpose of parent-teacher conferences. In addition, our last school day before the winter break is an early release day for all students on 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