Monday, March 4, 2013
The Milford Public Schools has set the dates for its Kindergarten registration for 2013-14.
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by the Milford Public Schools. Milford Public Schools will hold Kindergarten registration at the Family Resource Center at Milford High School in March and April, under the following schedule: Last Names beginning with A - F: Tuesday, March 19, 6 to 8 p.m. Last Names beginning with G - P: Tuesday, March 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Last Names beginning with Q - Z: Tuesday, April 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Please Note: The following is required for all Kindergarten students at the time of registration: To enter the Family Resource Center, do not walk into the front door at Milford High School. Drive on the left side of the building to the last parking lot, and enter through Door 19A.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Updated: Superintendent Robert Tremblay on Sunday announced that schools would reopen Monday, but that people need to use caution. He later reconsidered.
UPDATED: Milford Schools will be closed, after all. Superintendent Robert Tremblay decided Sunday night that he would keep schools closed Monday. A message to parents will be sent out by the school system. Original Post: The Milford public schools will reopen Monday, Superintendent Robert Tremblay announced on Sunday, but drivers, parents and students need to exercise caution. He encouraged parents of students who walk to arrange for rides to school. The Milford Highway Department will be working through Sunday to have sidewalks cleared as best they are able, Tremblay wrote, in a message to parents on the school system website. The department expects that 60-70 percent of the sidewalks will be clear by the morning. And the department also …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Old police and fire radios have been distributed to Milford schools, the library, the youth center, and other sites, for selected staff to carry as a direct connection to police.
The Milford police and fire departments replaced the radios worn by emergency responders last year, leaving the old stock available for resale. Instead, the fire and police chiefs agreed to rehab the equipment and distribute them to local schools, the town library and other public places that draw large numbers of children, where administrators and other personnel can use them in an emergency. The decision followed a series of meetings among town and school officials, in the wake of the Newtown, CT school shooting tragedy. The radios provide a portable, direct connection to the combined fire and police dispatch at the Milford police station, said Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin. And police officers hear it too, so they can respond if needed…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
In a message sent out to parents of Milford school students Saturday, Superintendent Robert Tremblay shared resources for coping with anxiety in children and adults.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Editor's Note: the following letter from Superintendent Robert Tremblay about the shootings in Newtown, CT was sent out to parents whose children attend Milford Public Schools. The following resources for speaking with children about the tragedy will be published on the district's website. Dear Families: As we try and make sense of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, CT and at the same time try to answer our children's questions that have no real answers, the Milford Public Schools are committed to providing as many resources to you as we can to help you discuss a difficult topic like this with your children. When a tragedy like this strikes, everyone's sense of safety and security can become uncertain. I want to assure you that our team of …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Schools in the area, including Milford, will be closed for a second day Tuesday.
Milford Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Oct 30, according to Milford Police. Blackstone Valley Regional Voc-Tech in Upton also will be closed, as much of the town lost power in the storm.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
District results on the MCAS show that students in Milford perform above- state average in middle and high school, but the average slips below the state average in elementary grades.
Students, on average, in Milford Public Schools beat state averages on the MCAS last spring, with 73 percent of tested students scoring proficient or better in English language arts on the exam, and 62 percent reaching that level in math. In science and technology, 59 percent of the tested students reached proficiency on MCAS — the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exams. Performance varied by grade level. Milford students in middle and high school grades scored, on average, at levels exceeding the state average, according to the data released Wednesday. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. Students in…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Milford will no longer offer student transfers to better-performing schools, or independent tutoring, under a state waiver of the No Child Left Behind Act.
When Massachusetts obtained a waiver of certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act this year, it freed local districts from some of the federal requirements. Starting this school year, the Milford public schools will no longer offer student transfers from schools that are not performing well enough to meet the standard of "adequate yearly progress." In addition, students at these schools will no longer be eligible for private tutors, paid for with federal dollars. The money, instead, will allow the Milford schools to increase its own tutoring efforts, Superintendent Robert Tremblay said, in an email sent Tuesday to parents. Milford had one school last year that had to offer parents an option of a transfer: Brookside Elementary …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Robert Tremblay, the Milford Schools superintendent since 2007, is one of three finalists for the superintendent of Framingham Public Schools.
Robert Tremblay, the Milford public schools superintendent, is a finalist for the superintendent position in Framingham. The names of three finalists were disclosed Tuesday night by the chairman of the screening committee in that town. Among 35 applicants, three were chosen as finalists: Tremblay, William Hart, assistant superintendent of the Pentucket Regional School District, and Stacy Scott, superintendent of Dracut Public Schools. Tremblay, 38, was appointed superintendent of Milford Public Schools in 2007, after serving as the Memorial Elementary School principal, and previously as an assistant principal. He said he was contacted by a recruiter for the Framingham school system, and invited to apply, and said he was excited at the …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Meg Belsito, an educator with 16 years of experience in the Milford Public Schools, is the district's new director of special education.
Meg Belsito, a longtime employee of the Milford public schools, has accepted the district's offer to become director of special education, Superintendent Robert Tremblay announced Monday. Belsito has worked for 16 years in Milford, Tremblay wrote in a press release, in capacities including as a classroom teacher and team chairperson at Brookside Elementary School, and special education teacher at Woodland Elementary School. She played a key role in securing a recent grant for the district from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Tremblay reported. Belsito begins her new position July 1. She fills a newly created position in a reorganization approved by the Milford School Committee, following the announced departure of Assistant …
Friday, May 20, 2011
The School Committee formally voted to send its fiscal year 2012 budget to town meeting, but not before concerns were aired about the town's ability to balance future budgets.
The School Committee held its annual budget hearing Thursday night, approving the $37.6 million spending plan after hearing concerns raised about whether tougher decisions will be faced in the future. The budget, which represents an approximately $1 million increase over last year's levels, will go before Annual Town Meeting voters on Monday. Before the School Committee gave the document its final blessing, some members echoed concerns raised during a review of the budget by the Finance Committee last month. Patrick J. Kennelly said he worried that positions being added this year would only have to be cut next year, and that extra programs being added would hamper the district's ability to keep classroom teachers in place in future years…