Southbridge Schools start meals program during closure

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Student medicines to be retrieved no later than Thursday 📸 The Citizen Chronicle file photo SOUTHBRIDGE — With more than 68 percent of its students classified as economically disadvantaged, providing for the needs of the student body has been an important challenge for local school officials during the COVID-19 closure. […]

School trip to Disney scrutinized by superintendent

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Villar “incredibly disappointed” with trip management 📸 Photo of students at Walt Disney World from Twitter post by Southbridge High School Class of 2019 advisor Jim Hatch. SOUTHBRIDGE — Days after roughly 30 high school seniors returned from what is advertised as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” district leadership publicly […]

Wilson to take helm at West Street Elementary School

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Merchant to resign as career moves “in another direction” 📸 Courtesy photo SOUTHBRIDGE — As students look forward to summer vacation, West Street School is now preparing for new leadership in the fall. Southbridge Public Schools Receiver/Superintendent Jeffrey Villar announced on Tuesday that West Street Principal Elizabeth Merchant will be leaving […]

Teacher arrested after allegedly planting live ammunition in school

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Purcell reportedly claimed act was to show metal detectors needed By Shaun MoriartyCitizen Chronicle Editorshaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A biology teacher was arrested on Thursday morning after allegedly placing live ammunition in a high school stairwell in an effort to prove a need for metal detectors in the building. According to […]

Southbridge School Committee Meets Without the Receiver to Address Bullying

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📷  School Committee Members Tanya Duval, Martena Shea, Amelia Peloquin and Chairwoman Jacquelyn Ryan attended the School Committee Meeting Tuesday night By Kaitlin Servant SOUTHBRIDGE –  Tuesday night, four members of the Southbridge School Committee met to address concerns about bullying in Southbridge Schools. The regularly scheduled meeting was canceled […]