Rockport School Committee
Tue Mar 24 15:29:02 EDT 2009
Sun Mar 15 12:14:50 EDT 2009
The Rockport School Committee will be releasing the Online Policy Manual by the end of March 2009. A new web page has been added to the School Committee website to access the manual. The link on that page will be activated once the Policy Manual is ready.
Wed Dec 10 21:54:45 EST 2008
At its budget hearing this evening, the Rockport School Committee voted to recommend a level-services budget for FY10. This amount totals $9,767,473 and represents an 8.11% increase over the FY09 appropriated budget. The School Committee will also submit a level-funded budget as requested by the Town Administrator and Board of Selectmen in order to create a balanced budget based on current revenue projections for FY10. The School Committee and Superintendent King are scheduled to present the budgets to the Board of Selectment on Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008. The School Committee is expected to present arguments for considering the level-services budget.
Mon Dec 01 19:45:51 EST 2008
Fri Oct 10 08:06:36 EDT 2008
The Rockport School Committee is looking for an individual who will serve as the Rockport representative on the North Shore Technical High School - School Committee. Meetings are held monthly at the school in Middleton. Rockport sends students and tuition to this school every year and needs to have a voice on its school board. The position is appointed by the Rockport Town Moderator. If you are interested, please contact Ingrid Keating in the Superintendent's office @ 978-546-1200.
Tue Aug 05 20:55:35 EDT 2008
Tue Jul 01 20:35:40 EDT 2008
Changing of the guard
The Rockport School Committee would like to welcome our new Superintendent, Dr. Susan M. King in her new role as leader of the Rockport Public School system. We are excited to have her on board are are looking forward to working with her in this exciting new chapter for our schools. The School Committee would also like to wish former superintendent Dr. Rosemary DiTullio the all the best in her new found retirement. We thank her for her years of dedicated service and we owe a debt of gratitude for making the Rockport Schools an excellent learning establishment.
Sat May 17 07:23:53 EDT 2008
At the Wed, May 14th meeting, newly re-elected members Brian Sullivan and Melissa Tingley were welcomed back to the Committee for 3 year terms. The meeting opened with the annual Committee reorganization, whereby Carl Engel was voted as Chairman and Michael Caffi was voted as Vice Chairman. In addition, two new subcommittees were created: Facilities Planning Subcommittee to which Nancy Mears and Melissa Tingley were appointed; and the Hallmarks of Success Subcommittee to which Carl Engel and Michael Caffi were appointed. These new subcommittee were defined as part of the Committee's long-range plan. Michael Caffi and Brian Sullivan were also re-appointed to the Policy Subcommittee to continue their on-going work.
Sun Apr 06 07:26:42 EDT 2008
Town Meeting voted to appropriate an additional $100,000 to the recommended FY09 school budget by restoring the original guideline budget offset for School Choice to its FY08 level of $480,000.
Sat Mar 22 08:12:05 EDT 2008
Sat Mar 08 08:09:57 EST 2008
Tue Feb 26 08:18:38 EST 2008
Sat Feb 23 08:11:23 EST 2008
Sun Dec 16 16:51:25 EST 2007
Sun Dec 09 08:41:48 EST 2007
Thu Nov 08 14:09:56 EST 2007
Debra Bloomingdale and Cathy Swenson: Co-Chairs
Thu Oct 04 07:33:48 EDT 2007
At last night's School Committee meeting, Dr. Rosemary DiTullio, Superintendent of Rockport Public Schools, formally announced her intention to retire at the end of the school year. She will not seek an extension to her contract which is effective through June 30, 2008.
The School Committee will need to begin the search for a new superintendent, which will be discussed at the next meeting on October 17.
Sun Aug 12 10:04:35 EDT 2007
The School Committee website has been updated with the latest meeting schedule for FY08.
Thu May 10 07:25:32 EDT 2007
At last night's meeting School Committee meeting, Brian Sullivan was elected as the Chairman and Carl Engel was elected Vice Chairman. The board also welcomed its newest member, Nancy Mears.
Sun Apr 08 08:24:50 EDT 2007
The School Committee has now posted its most recent document containing budget cut/restoration information for FY08, combined with a revised Citizen's Budget Guide. These are available on our Documents page.
Sat Mar 24 16:37:57 EDT 2007
Sat Feb 17 16:52:42 EST 2007
Thu Feb 15 12:19:16 EST 2007
The School Committee met last night in an abbreviated session to review the FY08 budget recommendations from Superintendent DiTullio. At their meeting on February 7, the Finance Committee asked the school department to provide a revised guidelines budget (which was reduced from the original guidelines by an additional $180,000), plus several additional scenarios so that the Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen can study the feasibility of a Prop 21/2 override for FY08. The School Committee agreed with Dr. DiTullio's assessment and recommended that she forward her proposal to the Finance Committee.
Also at that meeting, veteran member Debra Bloomingdale announced that she will not seek reelection for her seat that expires in May 2007. The School Committee urges anyone with an interest in the school system to consider filing nomination papers for running for this open position (contact the Town Clerk for more information). Please contact any member of the committee if you have any questions about the roles and responsibilities of the School Committee.
Thu Jan 25 09:42:18 EST 2007
Thu Jan 11 15:08:30 EST 2007
Thu Jan 11 10:00:23 EST 2007