Summer Learning Lab Now Full

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📷 Esther Vargas By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor (Información en Inglés y en Español) SOUTHBRIDGE – A summer learning lab offered by Southbridge Schools is now full to capacity and won’t be able to accept new enrollments. The pilot program, which provides free literacy support, will run for five weeks beginning […]

Middle school principal “stepping down”

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Sweetman departs, leadership model to change By Citizen Chronicle Writers editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — As the school year rapidly draws to a close, so too is Rebecca Sweetman’s time at the helm of the middle school. Jeffrey A. Villar, the state-appointed receiver and superintendent for the Southbridge Public Schools notified Southbridge […]

Southbridge officials pass $51.6M budget

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Schools see no budget increase, 31 staffers laid off so far By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — After discussing possible increases to aid the public schools, the Town Council approved Monday night a $51,644,252 budget for fiscal year 2019. The budget, which will come into play July […]

Southbridge to experiment with Elementary Summer Learning Lab

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Free program aimed at district’s youngest students SOUTHBRIDGE — The public school district will offer a new, free summer program for its youngest students, providing them some meals, fun, and support on a daily basis through the first half of the summer. In a press release, Southbridge Public Schools announced […]

Southbridge struggles with little state aid, funds lost to charter school

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Underperforming schools hindered by fiscal constraints By Laurie Schlatter and Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writers SOUTHBRIDGE — The town has a double-prong problem hampering its spending plan for the coming year in the barest increase in state aid and a hefty drop in state money to cover the town’s costs […]