Assistant School Superintendent Could Be Retiree
The next assistant superintendent of Martha’s Vineyard public schools could be a retired educator or other Island resident, according to the man who held the job for seven years before becoming the school system’s top administrator in July.
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Changes Afoot for Island School District Office
Some school staff will get a raise, other negotiations are going to arbitration, and the assistant superintendent spot may stay vacant for a little longer.
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Richie Smith Named Next School Superintendent
The newly appointed superintendent of Martha’s Vineyard schools will have a full plate when he begins work July 1.
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Public Schools Amend Mask Policy Slightly
Martha’s Vineyard public schools will continue to require universal masking indoors and on school transportation for all K-12 students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, but with an amendment allowing masks to be removed when outside.
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School Leaders Pledge to Expand Racial, Justice Learning in Curriculums
Maia Coleman
The all-Island school committee discussed ways to add diversity training, anti-racist curriculums and racial literacy programs in the Martha’s Vineyard public school system.
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School Officials Want All Kids Back in Classrooms By November
Maia Coleman
The all-Island school committee heard preliminary plans Thursday to bring all middle and high school students back into classrooms.
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All-Island School Committee Scraps Testing Plan
Maia Coleman
After months of planning, the all-Island school committee agreed Thursday to scrap plans for a school-wide testing program and start over.
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School Committee Approves Testing Directive
Maia Coleman

The all-Island school committee on Thursday approved a set of directives for a school-wide testing program, inching the program’s progress forward.

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School Committee Turns Scrappy Over Remote Learning Center Plan
Maia Coleman
Tensions ran high at the all-Island school committee meeting Thursday, as committee members weighed a proposal to open licensed, community-based learning centers this fall.
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Reopening Plan for Public Schools Revised Again
Maia Coleman
The all-Island school committee voted Thursday to approve a newly revised reopening plan for elementary schools that will put younger students back in the classroom earlier than expected.
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