Southbridge Parents Start Anti-Bullying and Conflict Resolution Group

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📷 Helen Boyle-Valentino. Clockwise from top right: Magaliz Molina, Katie MacNeil, Erick Nordby and Nicole Duffy meet at Harry J. McMahon Field “It takes a village, so let’s be a village” By Sarah Champagne Citizen Chronicle Managing Editor Sarah@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A group of parents and concerned community members gathered at […]

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 schools to cut 30-45 full-time positions

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Villar projects $3.15M deficit for FY19 SOUTHBRIDGE — Dozens of teachers and school personnel are expected to lose their jobs due to budgetary constraints, according to district leadership. A Tuesday morning email from Southbridge Public Schools Receiver Jeffrey A. Villar to districtwide staff indicates that overages in the current budget, along […]