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April 22, 2014

Longer year eyed for Bentley

SALEM: Tutors also a key part of elementary school plan

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They asked about the “performance agreement,” or what measures will be used to demonstrate that the new school is succeeding. They also asked about the budget and what degree of control the school board will retain over the school, and its power to end this agreement if student performance does not improve.

At least one member appeared uncomfortable with the degree of control that may be turned over to a separate board of trustees.

“I do think this is a real sticking point for me,” Jim Fleming said.

The School Committee will discuss the Bentley agreement in more detail at a 7 p.m. meeting on Monday, April 28, at Collins Middle School.

Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@salemnews.com.

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