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Add a 4th grade to Florence Roche for 2008-2009

19 Signatures Goal: 100

To Groton Dunstable School Committee, We the undersigned support an initiative to add one 4th grade unit to the Florence Roche School for school year 2008/2009 instead of adding the same unit to Swallow Union. This would allow current third grade Florence Roche students being re-assigned to Swallow Union to remain for their last year in their school with their current classmates and teachers. It would also allow more continuity for the handful of affected Prescott students, as they would also get to be with their classmates. Research has shown that interrupting primary school education at any point is detrimental in these crucial years and should be avoided. More importantly, in fourth grade with important MCAS testing to be followed by the transition to middle school, it is particularly disruptive. In all other districts* that function at our level or better this provision for older kids has been adhered to without fail. They all grandfather in older kids. We feel that Groton-Dunstable can serve our children better than the current plan. We look forward to working with the school committee and administration to serve our children at the highest possible level. This seems to us like a simple solution to help remedy what has become a difficult situation for families in our district. Sincerely, Reference Districts: Lexington Concord Acton/Boxborough Winchester to name a few

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Karen Tucker Mulligan Jeanne Maguire

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  • 3 years ago
    vxhbzjmmq Latvia
    3 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Ralph Wiechmann United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Jane Yonke and Jeff Huber United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Laurie Bonnett United States
    7 years ago
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    Thomas McManus United States
    7 years ago
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    Thomas McManus United States
    7 years ago
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    Thomas McManus United States
    7 years ago
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    Thomas McManus United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    James Keydel United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Michelle Griffin United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Mark E Mulligan United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Karen Tucker Mulligan United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Michelle Warren United States
    7 years ago
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    Mark Bailey United States
    7 years ago
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    Mark Bailey United States
    7 years ago
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