School Committee Roundup: Milford, Arlington, Worcester, Clarksburg

Here’s what’s happening right now in school districts across the state:

Milford: Zero Tolerance Policy Revisited After 5th Grader’s Suspension

The Milford School Committee will reevaluate a zero tolerance policy after a fifth grader was suspended over an imaginary weapon, The Milford Daily News reports.

Last Friday, Nickolas Taylor, a 10-year-old Stacy Middle School student, was suspended for two days after allegedly pointing his finger at two students and mouthing laser sounds, as if to resemble a ray gun. Read More →

Questionable Spending From Boston School Fund

An investigation by a city watchdog agency, the Boston Finance Commission, is questioning the validity of Boston school officials’ practice of funneling taxpayer money into the accounts of a nonprofit foundation, The Boston Globe reports.

Revenue generated from renting out school facilities, selling off old equipment, and leasing school buses was deposited into the accounts of the Boston Educational Development Foundation, instead of being put to use to help run schools. Read More →

Week Ahead: Scheduled Events In Education

Our weekly roundup of top education events in the state:

On Tuesday, November 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Burlington Public Schools EdTech hosts “Converting to the Cloud: A Burlington Public Schools Parent Tech Night” at Marshall Simonds Middle School, 114 Winn St in Burlington. Parents of students in … Read More →