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Dear Green Meadow School Community, We will be ready to have the Preschool and Kindergarten Classes return to school on Monday February 25, 2019. Many people have worked very hard to make this happen...

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Fowler Principals, Mr. Barth and Mr. Costello, serving up lunch to students today. Happy Valentines Day! see pic

MPS Food Service

February 14, 2019

Due to the weather forcast for Tuesday, February twelth, all Maynard Public Schools will follow an early release schedule and all after school activities will be cancelled tomorrow.

Robert J. Gerardi, Jr. PhD

February 11, 2019

At the request of staff and due to the relocation concerns, the Kindergarten and Preschool will be cancelled for the week of February eleventh through February fifteenth. There is more information being sent in an email to Green Meadow parents, on the website, and on faceBook.

Robert J. Gerardi, Jr. PhD

February 8, 2019

Preschool will be cancelled for the remainder of this week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Due to the unique needs of program the preschool team recommended the closure to make sure the relocation went smoothly. All other grades and all staff will report to school as usual.

Robert J. Gerardi, Jr. PhD

February 4, 2019

This message is for preschool parents. Preschool will be cancelled tomorrow, February 4, 2019. School is in session for all other students and all staff.

Robert J. Gerardi, Jr. PhD

February 3, 2019

Good evening, Please use the information that follows in conjunction with the information that was shared a short time ago. In the fall, a concern was brought forward about the air quality at Green Meadow. The Maynard Public Schools and Town Facilities team immediately worked with the Department of Public Health and an independent contractor to determine that, according to the reports provided, the learning environment was safe. There has been a subsequent evaluation, done by the Teacher’s Association, that largely confirmed those reports. Still, something wasn’t right. There are a number of teachers and staff at GM that reported continuing concerns about air quality. The School Committee, Dr. Gerardi and the Facilities Director have continued to work to resolve these concerns. Last Friday, a concern was brought forward about asbestos. Water has been infiltrating through a failing roof and into the Kindergarten/Preschool  wing. Once again, school leadership and the facilities team have worked to determine the severity. In the last week, members of the School Committee, the school administration, Facilities Director, DPW Director and others have participated in more than 10 hours of building walkthroughs, planning sessions and conference calls to come up with a plan. This plan is what is being communicated on the town website and on the school department News Feed. Right now, what we know is that when the roof leaked in the Kindergarten wing, it made pieces of ceiling tiles fall in a classroom. These tiles may contain asbestos due to the age of the building and the materials that were known to be used at the time. Some repairs have been made to the roof, but it's an old roof. Rather than wait for it to leak again and damage more ceiling tiles, we are going to shut down the old wing of the school and safely rip out all of the old building materials and replace them with a modern drop ceiling. Air quality is another concern at the school, so we are going to move forward with adding air purifiers. We are evaluating a number of options and vendors. The leadership has worked with our insurer to file a claim, the claim has been approved, and funds are available for remediation and repair. I’m certain that there will be many questions that have not been answered. There are several steps of this plan that are still being analyzed in conjunction with the Facilities Department, our staff professional organizations and the administration.  Updates will continue to be provided as soon as additional information is available. I have been contacted by many members of the community through email and social media. When possible, I have responded to all individuals directly and honestly. I have also seen the conversations online, or been made aware of them. I want to reassure the community, as much as possible, that the School Committee has always had the best interest of our teachers, students and staff at heart. Many groups have been working behind the scenes to resolve these concerns quickly and safely. The next few weeks and months are going to be hard. We are committed to working with all groups to minimize the disruption to the GM community as much as possible while making the building a safer place for world class teaching and learning. As soon as the relocation plan, developed with our Teachers Association and building leaders is finalized, it will be shared with parents and other people who are involved in the educational process. Thank you for reading this and for your patience and understanding going forward. Justin Hemm Chair, School Committee

Justin Hemm

February 1, 2019

The Technology Department is hiring a new part-time Helpdesk Technician for the Fowler School. View job posting at https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3042971

Stephen Woicik

January 17, 2019

Green Meadow Evacuation Update. The Fire and Police Departments responded and determined that there was an isolated incident in the gymnasium. All students have returned to their classroom and the facilities staff are addressing the issue. Sincerely, Superintendent Gerardi

Robert J. Gerardi, Jr. PhD

January 11, 2019
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Events

Feb 20

Event: Parent Forum on Green Meadow 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Feb 28

Event: School Committee Mtg 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mar 13

Event: Fowler Term 2 ends 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Mar 14

Event: School Committee Mtg 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mar 28

Event: School Committee Mtg 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Apr 11

Event: School Committee Mtg 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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