Two numbers jumped out at me from a length presentation by Judy Thompson (who head the Child Study office):
- 65% of Worcester public school students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. That's last year's number; it's expected to be higher this year.
- 10% of Worcester public school students are homeless (by McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act standards, which include kids in foster care and in transitional housing). That is September's number.
The Curriculum Subcommittee of the School Committee is waiting for a report back from the Administration on requiring four years of math in the Worcester Public Schools.
There's hope that we'll have hired a new superintendent by the end of the week. We're "getting some language straightened out."
And, here's something to look forward to: the Worcester Public School's contract with teachers expires in August. Negotiations, here we come!