Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Kristin DeFrancisco take on new role on July 1.
Arlington Public Schools officials announced this week that Kristin DeFrancisco has accepted the position of principal of Hardy Elementary School. She will officially assume her responsibilities on July 1. “We are very pleased to welcome Ms. DeFrancisco into a new role in Arlington," said Dr. Kathleen Bodie, Superintendent of Schools. "Kristin brings to her new leadership position her experience as a teacher in the Elementary Level, as well as active involvement in District-wide Committees. Through her years of teaching and active committee work, she brings a deep understanding of the mission of the Arlington Public Schools and the wonderful teaching and learning taking place in our schools." DeFrancisco has worked in the Arlington …
Friday, February 15, 2013
See which principal is stepping down at the end of this school year.
Hardy School Principal Deborah D’Amico will retire at the end of this school year, Arlington Superintendent Kathleen Bodie announced Thursday. Bodie spoke glowingly of D’Amico at Thursday’s School Committee meeting. “We’re happy for her,” Bodie said. “She’s had a lifetime dedicating herself to the education of children. She’ll be missed by her school and the parents and the whole administrative team. She is such a valued member of our community.” Bodie said D’Amico recently let her school community know. She said the district would soon be starting a search for her replacement.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Jim Flanagan wants to represent East Arlington and bring his mass communication and staff management experience to the table.
A Hardy Elementary School parent is officially in the race for School Committee and wants to represent the East Arlington community. Jim Flanagan, of Trowbridge Street, on Tuesday returned his signatures to the Town Clerk, officially entering the race and reserving a spot on the ballot for this year's election. "Currently, we don’t have any East Arlington parents of the committee," Flanagan said. "As we deal with the Thompson rebuild, redistricting and address capacity issues at the Ottoson School, it would do a great service to the community to have a parent from East Arlington." Flanagan pointed out that several of the current committee members have professional experience in education and law, with a few having worked in budget …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Group of parents urges school officials to keep kids from crossing dangerous intersections or change buildings halfway through elementary school.
Safe walking routes to school and a strong sense of community are two major concerns for parents as Arlington Public Schools continue to work on redistricting to alleviate overcrowding at some schools. The latest updates came on Tuesday night, when the Redistricting Committee met at Arlington High School's sixth-floor meeting room. The room was crowded with more than 80 parents, several of which mentioned safety and community as their priorities in the process. Parent Rebecca Peterson told committee members that a group of Dallin Elementary School parents was concerned about their kids slated to go to Peirce Elementary School. “This would change our 12-minute walk through residential areas to a 25-minute walk through not one, but two of …