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Meet the Candidates: School Committee

The Owl asked candidates for the one contested race (three candidates for two positions on School Committee) to answer a few questions. All three candidates answered the call (the hoot?) and their responses (unedited) are below. The Owl reminds all readers that these are volunteer positions for the Town of Weston, require an amazing amount of time and untold stress,

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Nomination Papers: How to Get on the Ballot after Town Caucus

As the Owl posted on Tuesday morning, Town Caucus took place on Monday night, and townspeople were nominated for all roles. Except for one, which is rather important–there is one School Committee vacancy without any Caucus nominee(s). It has a three-year term. TheĀ 2022 Annual Town Caucus ResultsĀ are available for review. Now….why do we not have a Caucus nominee? Have we

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School Budget Discussion Continues Today at School Committee: HS, MS on Agenda

This afternoon, January 31, the School Committee is meeting at a special bat time (4 pm), same bat place (on zoom). Please see the agenda online for inspiration and edification, or glance at it below. The agenda starts out in the usual way of committee updates and also updates on the amazing Red Tide successes, the track team kicking butt,

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School Committee Tonight: Covid Response, Sources of Strength on Agenda

Tonight’s School Committee meeting has the “usual” updates as well as the new normal which is Covid response discussion. As covered in the Owl, the cases of Covid in the public school system have jumped post-holiday break. A well-written and detailed communication yesterday from the district’s Director of Health Services, Jamy Gaynor, significantly allayed at least the Owl’s parental anxieties.

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Mask-On, Mask-Off Updates from School Committee – December 6

In Monday’s School Committee meeting, the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Midge Connolly, gave an update on the possibility of moving Weston High School to mask-optional in the near future (as allowed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE). “Mask-optional” means that those who are uncomfortable or medically prevented from “un-masking” are not required to attend school

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School Committee Fun Tonight

There are so many ways you can interpret the title of this post. Should I add a “?” Or an exclamation point? Or just take off the “Tonight” part because really School Committee is fun every single time they meet. Well, by now, you all know that I am a marketing MBA (go ‘cats!) so this is all just to

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Commissions and Committees This Week

It’s a short week for most of us with Thanksgiving now within reach. The Owl will be shutting down for the long weekend, not only to eat too much, but because the Owl’s upgrade to agenda/calendar will hopefully be installed during that time. No, I am not attempting it myself, but hired someone much more talented in tech than I.

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School Committee 11/8 – Owl Pellet

As predicted, the School Committee meeting last night was chock-a-block with information. Sadly, there was little opportunity for drama as the Committee ran as always on webinar format which disallows interaction except during Resident Comments at the beginning of the meeting. Since some of the controversial topics have not yet been discussed by the time Resident Comments is scheduled, well,

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