Opportunity to be heard by the DESE Regarding the Future of the Southbridge Public Schools

Date: Monday, January 25, 2016

Time: 4:30 – 7:30 PM

Location: Cole Avenue Auditorium, Southbridge Public Schools

25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge, MA 01550

The Southbridge community is invited to address the Board as it considers whether to designate Southbridge a “Level 5” or chronically underperforming district. Some issues participants may choose to address include: What is going well in the Southbridge schools? What needs improvement? What is your vision for the future of the Southbridge Public Schools?

The Board’s primary goal is to hear from as many Southbridge residents and officials as possible. Participants will register to publicly comment upon arrival and will be given 3 minutes to speak within the time allotted; Southbridge community members will be given priority.

If submitting written comments, please provide 15 copies if possible. Interested parties are also encouraged to submit written comments in advance to: boe@doe.mass.edu. Supervised childcare will be provided by the district.