Monday, July 31, 2017
- Site utilities are ongoing
- Temp storm water facilities are in place and continue to function as expected
- Under-slab coordination is complete; Slab On Deck ("SOD") pours are scheduled to start within the next week and Slab On Grade ("SOG") pours following in early August
- Foundations are 99% complete
- Continued waterproofing, insulation, backfilling, compaction, and grading operations are ongoing throughout the site
- Structural steel is complete at building C, nearing completion at building D, and underway at building E.
- Coordination of brick and mortar selection, as well as planning for important masonry detailing, is underway with the masonry trade contractor
- Mock-ups for masonry selection and ultimately all other facade materials are in the planning stages as the applicable sub-contractors are bought out
- Items expected to commence in August include spray-on fireproofing ("SOFP") and roof blocking with main branches for HVAC and Fire Protection following towards September
These changes will require a redrawing of attendance lines for all elementary and middle schools across the district in order to provide the best education for all students in Billerica. As this process will impact each of our schools, the Billerica Redistricting Team was formed and will be seeking input from the community throughout the process. The Redistricting Team is composed of school personnel and parents representing each current elementary school attendance area and the members are:
Diana Aguila, Parent, Hajjar District (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christine Balzotti, Principal, Dutile ES (email@example.com)
Jennifer Bartes, Parent, Ditson District (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tracey Burke, Parent, Vining District (email@example.com)
Rebecca Chaffee, Parent, Kennedy District (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Michael Domina, Parent, Dutile District (email@example.com)
James Gately, Chair, Billerica School Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jill Geiser, Assistant Superintendent (email@example.com)
Rob Haggerty, Parent, Parker District (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Robin Hulsoor, Director of Finance and Operations (email@example.com)
David Marble, Principal, Kennedy ES (firstname.lastname@example.org)
George McCormack, Assistant Business Administrator (email@example.com)
Tim Piwowar, Superintendent (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mike Rossi, Principal, Marshall MS (email@example.com)
Suzanne Sullivan, Principal, Parker ES (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Later today, the team will be putting out its first survey to solicit input from the community about what is important in this process; we value your thoughts and hope you will share them with us!
With 8-12 high school
Grades 8-12 (8-9/10-12)
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The three finalists are:
6:00pm: Mr. Sean Glavin
Mr. Glavin is the Director of Finance and Operations for Valley Collaborative
7:00pm: Mr. Michael McCaffrey
Mr. McCaffrey is the Athletic Director at Groton-Dunstable Regional School District
8:00pm: Mr. John Magliozzi
Mr. Magliozzi is a business teacher, DECA advisor, and Faculty Manager for Billerica Memorial High School
We invite members of the public to come to the interviews tomorrow evening.
Friday, July 21, 2017
The two finalists are:
4:30 pm: Jeffrey Lappin
Mr. Lappin is the former Supervisor of Therapeutic and Clinical Services for the Medford Public Schools.
5:30pm: Philippa Young
Ms. Young is the Director of Student Services for the Hull Public Schools.
Members of the public are invited to attend and provide feedback upon the conclusion of the interviews.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
The Billerica Public Schools is currently seeking highly qualified candidates to apply for the position of Director of Athletics, which has become available for the 2017-18 school year. We are assembling a Screening Committee to assist in the search process. The Screening Committee will be led by Tom Murphy, Principal of BMHS, and will review applications, interview candidates, and recommend several candidates to the Superintendent as finalists for the position.
The Billerica Public Schools invites one (1) assistant principal, four (4) coaches, (3) parents/community members, and one (1) student to join Mr. Murphy on the Director of Athletics Screening Committee. People who serve on the Screening Committee should be able to attend several meetings including the candidate interview sessions. The first meeting of the Screening Committee will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 1:00 in the Collins Room, located in the Billerica Town Hall. During this meeting, the screening committee will discuss the interview process, begin to review applications, and develop potential interview questions. Many tasks must be accomplished during this meeting so members should plan to be available for approximately two hours. A subsequent meeting will be held on Thursday, July 20 at 1:00 P.M., with screening committee interviews scheduled on July 25 and July 26.
Selecting a new Director of Athletics is an important activity for the community, and it requires a commitment of time and energy. If you are interested in serving on the Director of Athletics Screening Committee, please forward a letter of interest to Tom Murphy, BMHS Principal, at email@example.com, no later than Thursday, July 13, 2017.