I want to begin by thanking the Westborough community for its strong continued support of our schools. At the Annual Town Meeting the voters supported the FY’18 school budget as well as several important articles that the School Committee had brought forward. The Hastings School Geothermal Heating/Cooling System repair was approved. The meeting members also supported the purchase of four new permanent Armstrong School modular classrooms to replace the existing outdated and severely deteriorated units. In addition, authorization was given for the town to lease property to house a program that provides services for 18-22 year-olds requiring sustained school support. And approval was also given for a Feasibility Study for the Fales School which is the next step required by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) in their funding process. The purpose of this study is to determine whether renovation, reconstruction, or new construction is most appropriate to address the needs at Fales.
The calendar says Spring has arrived! I hope that means we are finished with the winter weather. As of March 21st, the last day of school for students is Wednesday, June 21st.
I look forward to continuing to witness the exciting learning going on as I visit each of the schools during the remaining months of this school year.
Amber Bock, Superintendent