Respect, Kindness, Listening: Committee Sets New Ground Rules
Holly Prestky

The All-Island School Committee took time at a meeting last week to set the tone for leadership and conduct in future discourse.

Read More

Schools Look to Strengthen Anti-Bias Policies
Holly Pretsky

Island public schools are taking a hard look at policies protecting LGBTQ students through proposed changes to the anti-bias policy.

Read More

Improved Health Programs on the Way for Island Schools
Alex Elvin

The all-Island school committee has begun setting the stage for improved health and wellness programs in schools across the Island.

Read More

School Leaders Respond to Reports of Bullying, Harassment
Heather Hamacek
School leaders responded this week to allegations of bullying and harassment targeting immigrant students with promises to reevaluate and strengthen their current practices.
Read More

School Leaders Debate How to Divide the Pie on School Choice Funds
Heather Hamacek

The all-Island school committee this week grappled with the question of how the superintendent’s budget is split among Island elementary schools. Discussion was heated at times.

Read More

Superintendent's Budget Is Approved
Heather Hamacek

The All-Island school committee voted to certify a $5.9 million superintendent’s shared services budget early this week. The final budget is a 2.35 per cent increase over last year.

Read More

Committee Names James H. Weiss to Head Vineyard Public School Sytem
Ian Fein

In a sharply split vote that came after nearly two hours of polling among board members, the All-Island School Committee last night selected James H. Weiss as the next superintendent of Vineyard public schools.

Mr. Weiss, who has been superintendent of the Sanborn regional school system in New Hampshire for the last seven years, is expected to take over leadership of the Island's six public schools on July 1, replacing Vineyard interim superintendent G. Paul Dulac.

Read More