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Nashoba Budget Voted In… March 22, 2017

| March 26, 2017

By Ann Needle The Nashoba School Committee officially voted in the proposed 2017/18 budget March 15, despite concerns from some of its Lancaster representatives that the spending package will worsen their town’s financial woes. There was also more discussion over the district’s plans to raise tuition for its preschool, full-day kindergarten, and Extended Day programs. […]

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NRHS Space Discussion Continues…Nov. 16, 2016

| November 19, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Nashoba School Committee continued its discussion on how it should address potential expansion of Nashoba Regional High School, with some new perspective from administration at its Nov. 9 meeting.

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Plane Goes Down in Assabet River…Nov. 9, 2016

Plane Goes Down in Assabet River…Nov. 9, 2016

| November 11, 2016

By Nancy Arsenault
An experimental single engine wooden plane fell into the Assabet River seconds after taking off from Crow Island on Tuesday morning. The plane, with a single occupant, nose-dived straight into the bottom of the river in several feet of water about a quarter mile from the tip of Crow Island.

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Changes for Class Space and Size…Nov. 2, 2016

| November 6, 2016

By Ann Needle
In a continuing discussion, the Nashoba Regional High School’s space crunch was on the agenda at the Oct. 26 School Committee meeting. On a related note, the SC was weighing possible changes to the district’s policy on class sizes.

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MCAS Gets Fresh Look by Nashoba…Oct. 19, 2016

| October 25, 2016

By Ann Needle
MCAS performance throughout Nashoba remains strong, but the district will be looking at data from the state-wide test differently this year. Most of the Oct. 12 Nashoba School Committee meeting was devoted to hearing from Teaching and Learning about how it will use spring’s MCAS results to take a deeper look at how the curriculum is serving students.

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Tri-town Previews 2017/2018 School Year…Oct, 12, 2016

| October 14, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Nasoba District’s three towns held the first Tri-Town meeting of the school year in Lancaster on Oct. 6, looking ahead to some of the costs the towns should anticipate for the 2017/18 school budget. Town officials also continued their discussion on the long-simmering traffic issues outside of Nashoba Regional High School.

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Vote Early with New Election Perk…Oct. 12, 2016

| October 14, 2016

By Ann Needle
Until now, the advice to “vote early and often” was simply a political wisecrack. Now, the state makes that adage a lot less of a pun with its new early voting system. In Stow, that means voters can cast their ballots for the Nov. 8 election as early as Oct. 24. The early voting option closes on Nov. 4.

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Minuteman Building On Budget…Sept. 28, 2016

| October 3, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Minuteman High School Building Committee held its first meeting since its district-wide election on Sept. 20 voted to approve borrowing to fund a new vocational high school. Though the battle to gain approval for the $145 million project went on for several years, the Building Committee was told not to expect more roadblocks to a new school.

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The Big Fix for Nashoba’s Summer…Sept. 21, 2016

| September 27, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Nashoba School Committee launched a new year at its Sept. 14 meeting by focusing on some outstanding issues from last spring. The primary focus was a review of the progress on fixing some major facilities problems that came up unexpectedly near the end of the 2015/2016 school year.

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Nashoba Answers Library Concerns…Sept. 14, 2016

| September 19, 2016

By Ann Needle
Nashoba Regional High School’s recent move to help alleviate a space crunch triggered a Stow parent to question whether the school made the right decision. But NRHS administration countered that the solution is making for a better academic environment for those looking for a quiet place to study.

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