Ready, Set, Learn is expanding after purchasing and renovating the former St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Dalton Avenue. Owner Melissa Fawcett is moving the business from a residential home on Virginia Avenue to the former church in time for next school year.
The purpose of the screening is to identify children who may have substantive needs in speech/language, cognitive/thinking, emotional/social or physical development. Support services are delivered to students in a side by side program with their typical peers.
The Finance and Facilities Subcommittee will recommend the School Committee approve reconfiguring grades to move Grade 7 up to the high school.
The move to consolidate resources will also relocate the preK program from Johnson School into the elementary schools and add one class.
Maintaining staff and reinstating programs cut in the fiscal 2017 budget process are among the priorities of Williamstown Elementary School's principal.
Joelle Brookner gave a presentation to the School Committee at its Nov. 30 meeting in an order to help the panel understand the budget numbers it will see this winter when it weighs the FY18 budget.
A mini population explosion brought Williams College before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday.
The college asked the town to approve a temporary modular addition to the school’s children’s center on Whitman Street.
The special education prekindergarten was the only thing on the minds of the three residents who participated in the public comment portion of Wednesday’s meeting.
And, not for the first time, those comments strayed into areas where Caplinger had to admonish residents against levying accusations against individual school personnel or speaking about an individual child's experience in open session.
Williamstown Elementary School officials on Monday continued to face questions about their decision to restructure the school's special education program.
Although Side-by-Side was not on the committee's agenda, two of the most outspoken critics of last spring's decision took the opportunity to raise the issue during the meeting's public comment period.