Local districts react to extended school closure

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Meal plans continue in many districts 📷 The Citizen Chronicle file photo Area superintendents, principals, and teachers were learning along with the general public this afternoon that all schools across the state would remain closed until at least May 4. On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker and Department of Elementary […]

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. […]

Southbridge Public Schools Announces School Leadership Teams

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Southbridge Public Schools is pleased to introduce school leadership teams for the 2019-2020 school year. In announcing the teams, Receiver/Superintendent Jeffrey Villar states, “Southbridge Public Schools remains focused on improving school culture and climate and implementing effective teaching strategies aligned with a rigorous curriculum.” He also adds, “We are excited […]

Ryan, Villar Clash Over Transparency, Right to Call Meetings

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By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Dr. Jeffrey Villar, receiver of Southbridge schools, sits at a meeting table in his office with pages of data from several reports and surveys on the troubled district. The data is uneven at best. It shows occasional strengths or improvements in some aspects […]

Soldier Surprises His Sister At Eastford Road School

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📷 Rylee Mongeon, 5, of Southbridge greets her brother Zachary Gendreau, who surprised her at Eastford Road School after completing Army basic training. Rylee did not know that her brother was back home. By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – It was an ordinary day for Ryleee Mongeon, age 5 of […]