Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Dan Sheedy is running for the Norton School Committee
Name: Dan sheedy Age: 32 How many years have you lived in Norton? 10 How many children do you have in the Norton public schools? Do you have any children who previously attended Norton public schools or plan to send children to the Norton Public schools in the future? 2 in the school system 1 entering kindergarten in the fall What is your current involvement with the school district (PTO membership, volunteering, etc.)? Nys board of directors 5 yrs focusing on fundraising. Sponsorships and the nys summer camp What is your day Job? If you are retired, what was your former job? Inventory analyst at EMC Why are you running for school committee? I am running to bring a new voice to the school department. I hope to bring some new ideas to …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Money in the planning phases of the project will be voted on during spring town meeting.
The Norton School Committee voted 5-0 to submit a warrant article to the spring town meeting that would allow nearly $100K to be put back into the High School renovation project that broke ground in March. The money, $93,000, was originally part of the preparation in 2010 in a budgeted $600,000 feasibility study. School finance director Barry Nectow said that, while the original feasibility study was budgeted into the $34 million renovation project, as it stand the funds would go directly back to the town. He said that while it is not necessarily a bad thing, having contingency money for the project as it moves forward is a good idea. “It will be used on whatever comes up that’s unanticipated or unplanned,” Nectow said. “It’s basically …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Norton School Committee votes unanimously for Baeta on Thursday, pending contract negotiations.
The Norton School Committee voted unanimously to hire Joseph Baeta as the new superintendent of schools Thursday night. Baeta, who started out at the Southeastern Regional Technical School, moved to Sharon and then became the superintendent of schools in Holbrook after working nine months as the high school principal and later as the interim superintendent. He said he never really wanted an administrative position, but it just kind of fell into his lap. “I knew I didn’t want to do one thing in administration,” he said. “I never sent kids to the office, I never wanted that part of the job.” Baeta was chosen after a lengthy search process that started in November after the previous search failed to reach a favorable conclusion in contract …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Schools will be closed Monday in Norton because of Hurricane Sandy.
There will be no school in Norton Monday because of Hurricane Sandy. Governor Deval Patrick has asked that schools be closed in order to keep the roads clear during the storm. Bishop Feehan, Southeastern Regional and Foxborough Charter School are also closed Monday. For other cancellations, click here.