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French Language Program is Back at Stacy

As many as 25 seventh-grade students will get to take French, after all.

Beginning Monday, a class of up to 25 students will take French at Stacy Middle School.

The program had been cut due to a budget reduction, but Superintendent Robert Tremblay announced Thursday he had hired a part-time instructor who is licensed in the romantic language, and willing to work on a limited basis.

"We found somebody," Tremblay said.

Last spring, after announcing the budget reduction, which resulted in the loss of the seventh grade French program, Tremblay said he would investigate options. saying it would impact the larger French program in high school.

The effort began with a survey last spring of incoming seventh-graders, who were asked whether they would be interested in French.

Twenty-five students indicated in the survey they were more interested in French, than Spanish, the other option.

Mark Cain September 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Freedom fries.
Ray Fellows September 21, 2012 at 01:03 PM
That is great news. Where there is a will there is a way and our Superintendents commitment to educational excellence for Milford's children is admirable. Exposing children at that age to other languages is crucial to the learning process. Great job!
Ann Burchill September 21, 2012 at 03:39 PM
good job!
cskb September 21, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Merci, merci, merci!!
MilfordMomof3 September 21, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I am all for choices in language. But with that said, how much per year will this cost for only 25 students? Doesn't seem worth the cost.

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