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Superintendent Talks Buses and Staff

Interim Superintendent Dr. Stephen Dlott talked to the preparedness of the district hours before the first day of school at the School Committee meeting Tuesday night.

From the bus schedule to getting a full staff in place, there was a lot to line up before the beginning of school this year.

"I'm very excited about the opening and very excited to be a member of the Marlborough public schools," said Interim Superintendent Dr. Stephen Dlott at Tuesday's School Committee Meeting.

Adjustments to the will continue as students get into the seats, he said. While some students may have to walk to their bus stops, the students age and the safety of the intersections have been taken into account.

School Committee Member Katherine Hennessy encouraged parents to continue informing the district of any concerns or issues with the bus schedule.

"Things are not going to be known if they are not articulated," she said.

Concerns should be directed to Assistant Principal Dan Riley at the High School.

There were positions that remained open this summer. They have all been filled, said Dr. Dlott.

"Every student will have a teacher in front of them," he said.

There will be ongoing work with the windows in the high school. Efforts are being made to ensure students are disrupted as little as possible, said Dr. Dlott.

"This window thing is going to take more than a couple of weeks. It is a big job," he said.

Christine August 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM
In this article, it says the ages of students and safety of the intersections has been taken into account. Not so for my 2 children. My 6 year old and and 8 year old, and a 7 year old neighbor are to walk to the top of a steep hill, on a heavily traveled cut through street with poor visibility and wait on Concord Road which has no sidewalks. Come winter there will be snowbanks and none of these kids is over 49" tall. There will be no where for them to wait and it will be even more dangerous than it is now. I really hope someone is truly still looking into this issue.
JPC August 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Well that was an informative article - NOT!
Peg August 29, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Then why are you posting in here? Do as the article says and get in touch with Dan Riley.
Christine August 29, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Been there done that Peg. He is working on it, but it still is the same as first posted. But thanks for your concern, very touching.

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