Monday, July 31, 2017

Introducing the Redistricting Team

In September 2019, the Billerica Public Schools will be going through a grade reconfiguration with the new Billerica Memorial High School opening for Grades 8-12, the two middle schools shifting to Grade 5-7 buildings, and the five remaining elementary schools serving Grades K-4.  We will also be closing the Vining School at the end of the 2018-19 school year.  For more information about the reconfiguration, please visit our FAQ document at http://tinyurl.com/bpsgradefaq.

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 (diana.aguila@pega.com)
Christine Balzotti, Principal, Dutile ES (cbalzotti@billericak12.com)
Jennifer Bartes, Parent, Ditson District (jrbartes@gmail.com)
Tracey Burke, Parent, Vining District (traceybrown76@msn.com)
Rebecca Chaffee, Parent, Kennedy District (rchaffee@comcast.net)
Michael Domina, Parent, Dutile District (mdomina71@yahoo.com)
James Gately, Chair, Billerica School Committee (jgately@billericak12.com)
Jill Geiser, Assistant Superintendent (jgeiser@billericak12.com)
Rob Haggerty, Parent, Parker District (robert.haggerty@rsa.com)
Robin Hulsoor, Director of Finance and Operations (rhulsoor@billericak12.com)
David Marble, Principal, Kennedy ES (dmarble@billericak12.com)
George McCormack, Assistant Business Administrator (gmccormack@billericak12.com)
Tim Piwowar, Superintendent (tpiwowar@billericak12.com)
Mike Rossi, Principal, Marshall MS (mrossi@billericak12.com)
Suzanne Sullivan, Principal, Parker ES (sgsullivan@billericak12.com)

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!


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