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by Marlena Gilbert     Bullying can have a negative, profound effect on a child’s ability to progress academically and socially. The long-term stress of being bullied can cause a child to develop a low self-esteem along with fear, depression, anxiety and loneliness.      On May 3, 2010, Governor...
by Marlena Gilbert    The Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee is evaluating three proposals that would carry significant additional costs for the district. They are: 1. Reducing or eliminating full-day kindergarten fees. 2. Changing high school start time (impacts transportation costs). 3....
by Russell Harris    After Town Meeting voters approved $9.5 million in additional debt-funded spending for FloRo construction, and after the Select Board sent a letter to our legislators imploring them for help with this shocking cost increase, it was reasonable to expect that the town might...
by Marlena Gilbert            As construction of the Florence Roche Elementary school advances, a disagreement has arisen about how change orders should be approved and who should approve them. Understandably, the construction company wants a quick, simple process for approving changes to keep the...
by Marlena Gilbert    Attendance numbers are improving in all schools one week following the report of illness that broke out at the Florence Roche Elementary School. During that week, Nashoba Associated Boards of Health was inundated with emails and phone calls from concerned parents. The...
by Marlena Gilbert    As FY24 budget deliberations begin, the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee find themselves confronted with a significant fiscal challenge, a challenge that could drive the school’s five-year operating budget projections higher, leading to cuts in some programs or to an...
by Marlena Gilbert    A significant number of students became ill at the Florence Roche Elementary School on Friday, October 14, 2022, with 175 students being absent and approximately 40 students having reported becoming symptomatic over the previous weekend, many experiencing symptoms of vomiting...
by Marlena Gilbert   Since 1997, Emerson Hospital and select public school districts within Emerson Hospital’s service area have collaborated to conduct the biannual Emerson Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). Groton-Dunstable has participated since 2002. Notably, this is the same survey that has...
by Marlena Gilbert   Dunstable’s second attempt for a Groton-Dunstable Regional School capital debt exclusion cleared the way for various capital expenses to get underway. The Director of Business and Finance, Sherry Kersey, provided an update on the status of capital projects at the September 14,...
by Marlena Gilbert    Assistant Superintendent Kristin DeFransico presented a review of the first six weeks of school to the School Committee summarizing this period as "a time for building relationships." She explained that the two goals are for staff and students to build relationships with one...

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