Friday, April 26, 2013
Ted Dever is planning to file a grievance against the school district, according to Boston.com.
After months of turmoil, Arlington High Athletic Director Ted Dever was fired by the school district in late March, his attorney recently told Boston.com. Dever’s attorney, Rick Grundy, said he was planning to file a grievance against the district on behalf of his client, according to the report. District administrators would not comment on the personnel matter but said Dever was taken off the payroll March 22, the report states. Dever had been on paid administrative leave since last August, when it was announced he was the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation. That investigation is still ongoing, Arlington Police Capt. Richard Flynn told Boston.com. No details have been released on the nature of the investigation. In November, …
The new program was unveiled at Thursday's School Committee meeting.
Arlington Superintendent Kathleen Bodie announced Thursday that the district will have an after-school Spanish immersion program for students in kindergarten and first grade starting next school year. Bodie unveiled the news at Thursday’s School Committee meeting. She said she’ll have more information, such as how to sign-up, in the coming weeks. The program will be housed at Bracket Elementary School but will be open to K-1 students district wide. It should be able to accommodate about 20 students in two classrooms in its first year, she said. “Depending how it goes, we might look to expand it to other grade levels,” Bodie said. The Brackett was chosen as its location because it’s had a waiting list for after-school programs, she said. It…
Friday, February 15, 2013
As it stands now, when will Arlington’s public school students start summer vacation?
The new last day of school for Arlington’s public school students is now Thursday, June 27 – yes, just one week before the Fourth of July. Arlington used two snow days for the recent blizzard and missed two more days during Hurricane Sandy. The district now has one scheduled snow day left. Superintendent Kathleen Bodie said Thursday that she plans to survey employees about possible contingency plans – such as a half day on Good Friday (Friday, Marcy 29) or using a Saturday or April vacation day.
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.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
They are, but was it the right call? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Arlington Superintendent Kathleen Bodie decided to have the town’s public school students return to school today, after giving them Friday and Monday off due to the blizzard. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. today but this is due to today being a previously scheduled early dismissal day. We want to know: Do you agree with the superintendent’s decision to reopen schools today? Let us know by posting a comment below. Some things to consider: The district closed schools Monday because clearing needed to be done in front of and around schools and walking routes to school were deemed unsafe, according to Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine. The town’s leaders were especially concerned about high snow banks near crosswalks. The last day of school …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
What questions do you want answered tonight? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Arlington Superintendent Kathleen Bodie, Arlington High Interim Principal Mary Villano and acting athletic director Robert DiLoreto will address the high school’s recent athletic forfeitures at tonight’s School Committee meeting, according to the agenda (attached). On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Bodie announced via a press release that the high school would be forfeiting a number of wins from last school year because several student athletes were found to have been academically ineligible under MIAA rules in an investigation by DiLoreto this fall. Some foreign exchange students were also found to have been ineligible during DiLoreto’s investigation, as they competed without the required MIAA waivers. The varsity and junior varsity boys’ soccer, …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Arlington Superintendent Kathleen Bodie has told Dever it’s due to his past job performance, but Dever’s attorney isn’t buying it, according to the Boston.com report.
The Arlington School District is trying to fire Athletic Director Ted Dever, according to a Boston.com report. Dever, who has been on paid administrative leave since late August because he’s the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation, received a dismissal notice from Superintendent Kathleen Bodie on Thursday, Nov. 15, according to the report. Dever and his attorney, Rick Grundy, then met with Bodie and an attorney representing the district last Tuesday, Dec. 4, the report states. Grundy told Boston.com that Bodie’s claiming Dever’s being let go because of his past job performance, not the criminal investigation. Grundy said that Bodie’s specific complaints of Dever’s performance are untrue. Dever has not been charged, and still no …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The School Committee meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., the evaluation at 7:20 p.m.
Today is Thursday, Nov. 15. Here are five things you need to know: 1.) Arlington Superintendent Kathleen Bodie will be evaluated by the School Committee tonight in open session. Bodie’s evaluation begins at 7:20 p.m. and is expected to last two hours, according to the committee’s agenda. The committee meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. It’s in the School Committee Room on the sixth floor of Arlington High School. 2.) Tonya the Dragon Lady will be at Artbeat from 4-6 p.m. today. Kids of all ages are invited to color a dragon or make their own dragon designs. The event’s free. Complete details. 3.) From the town: Community Collection Day Saturday, Nov. 17: Saturday, Nov. 17, is Community Collection Day at the Arlington DPW Yard, 51 Grove St. The …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Instead, the district utilizes 'Therapeutic Crisis Intervention,' according to Superintendent Kathleen Bodie.
The Arlington Public Schools “does not sanction the use of seclusion as a behavior management technique,” according to Superintendent Kathleen Bodie. Bodie addressed the issue of “seclusion” at last Thursday’s School Committee meeting, as it’s recently been a hot topic in Lexington after a parent painted a disturbing picture of his daughter’s treatment while she was a kindergartner in the district, in a New York Times op-ed piece Saturday, Sept. 8. The Lexington parent, Bill Lichtenstein, wrote that his daughter, who had speech and language delays, was shut away in a “seclusion room” when she was a 5-year-old kindergartner. In a particularly unsettling anecdote, Lichtenstein recalls the day he and the girl’s mother found their daughter “…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Make your voice heard before the School Committee's decision on Thursday, June 14.
Whether you’re an expert (a member of the Redistricting Committee or an engaged parent, perhaps) with a strong opinion or creative alternative, or just an Arlington resident with a question to ask, we want to hear from you on Arlington Public Schools’ redistricting plans, before the School Committee’s vote on Thursday, June 14. You can submit a “Letter to the Editor” to Arlington Patch Editor John Waller at email@example.com (be sure to include your full name and address, and please explicitly state that your email is intended as a “Letter to the Editor”), or, if you have a quick thought, you can respond in the comments section below. About 50 Arlington residents, mostly parents in buffer zones H and J, did attend Thursday’s School …