The Wellesley School Committee Tuesday night heard in person from parents upset about a litany of issues that have plagued the public school system this year. The Globe has a recap of the meeting, including the Citizen Speak portion during which the school committee itself was both criticized and defended. A member of a concerned parent group that launched a Facebook page over the weekend requested that more public forums be held to give residents a chance to ask questions and get fuller answers. The Patch noted that School Committee Chair Suzie Littlefield opened the Citizen Speak portion of the meeting by acknowledging the school system’s troubles (and accompanying negative press), reminding attendees of the school system’s successes — and adding a plea for patience and civility. Those in support of the School Committee reminded residents that these are volunteers.
There is rising concern among those in favor of an impending override vote that the negativity surrounding the school discussion will hurt efforts to get an override approved.
In the event you, like we, missed last night’s meeting, it can be seen on Wellesley Media local access cable over the next few days (Meeting minutes should show up as well on the Wellesley Public Schools website, though it is currently a couple of months behind)
The next meeting is slated for Dec. 20.
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