Minuteman FAQ: Why is there a referendum on September 20, 2016? The decision has been made by the Minuteman School Committee to construct a new building at a total cost of $144,922,478 million. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has committed to funding up to $44,139,213, the district must borrow the balance. Pursuant to M.G.L. Ch. 71, […]
The School Committee for the Minuteman Regional Vocational School has scheduled a special election on a proposed new school building. I will vote no as one Belmont voter — the Minuteman model is broken.
Senator Brownsberger joined other legislators in requesting funding in the FY15 budget for the Reading Recovery program. Honorable Brian Dempsey Chairman, House Committee on Ways & Means State House, Room 243 Boston, MA 02133 March 31, 2014 RE: Line item 7030-1005 Reading Recovery Dear Mr. Chairman: It was very disheartening this fall to […]
Senator Brownsberger, I wanted to bring to your attention the alarming rates of grade retention in our Boston schools. I believe that there are multiple reasons why our Boston students are being held back, i.e. mental health disorders, ESL, adverse acculturation, special education, truancy, to name a few. Specifically, there are quite a few schools […]
I’ve recently received several emails urging me to support House 331, An Act prohibiting service providers who offer cloud computing services to K-12 educational institutions from processing student data for commercial purposes. House 331 is very straightforward. It reads in full as follows: Section 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary any […]
I started out in local politics concerned to put more resources in place for education. Every year as a state legislator, I work hard to bring back fair Chapter 70 aid and full Special Education reimbursements to my communities. Yet, I am also convinced that we need to fundamentally change the way we provide education […]