SOS is about sharing information, whether it is good, bad or ugly. At last week’s school committee meeting, our guidance department discussed the accreditation issue and shared a quote from the Director of Admissions at Boston College. We felt we should share it with you:

“…While the college would not penalize the student applicant due to the fiscal or political climate of the community, I strongly advise the town to get its fiscal and political act together in order to get off sanction status.”

– John Mahoney, Director of Admissions at Boston College

Keep in mind that we are still a fully accredited high school and that the NEASC does not publish a list of schools, like our high school, that are on warning status. But the NEASC has concerns about curriculum and funding at the high school based on the deep cuts we have made in the past five years (click to view the NEASC Letter). If the override fails, the situation at the high school will get worse: we’ll be eliminating an additional 47 academic sections and class size will increase to as much as 40 in some high school classes. The override will at least prevent us from making more cuts at the high school. Help us begin to turn the tide by voting “Yes” for the override.

Mark this Thursday, May 15 to vote. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. It only takes a few minutes!

Wenham voters: Buker School

Hamilton voters: Winthrop School

If you know you will be unavailable on May 15 to vote, you can go down to Town Hall and vote in person up to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 14.

Wenham Town Hall hours – Monday 9 – 4:30 pm, Tuesday 9 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday 9 – 4:30 pm, Thursday 9- 4:30 pm, Friday 9 – 1 pm

Hamilton Town Hall hours – Monday 8 – 7:00 pm, Tuesday 8 – 4:30 pm, Wednesday 8 – 4:30 pm, Thursday 8 – 4:30 pm, Friday 8 – 12 pm

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