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December 28, 2012

Column: More questions, answers on Salem schools

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Enrollment in each of Salem’s three middle schools has its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. In an effort to provide parents with more information, the Salem Education Foundation assisted us in creating tour videos of each of our middle schools. (Saltonstall and Bowditch have been completed. Collins is pending.) These are/will be made available on our website. Opportunities to tour each of the schools are also created in the spring.

Is there a plan to set up a communication network for extended-day programs like after-school programs, so the staff within these programs is able to support and understand the expectations and curriculum in math and literacy assignments?

Yes, we hope to put out a new request for proposals for on-site after-school providers that require stronger communication and support for the academic programs that are being implemented throughout the school day.

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This is one in a regular series of columns from the Community Advisory Board for the Salem schools. Answers were provided by Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and Superintendent Stephen Russell.

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