The Leicester Public Schools - Skills ~ Knowledge ~ Character
Challenging students to develop skills, knowledge, and character to become contributing citizens
Recognized by the community as its greatest asset, the Leicester Schools engage every child in rigorous and student-centered learning in a safe and technology-rich environment
In response to a number of emails about the safety concerns associated with the opening of a group home at 2 Brickyeard Road in Leicester, the following information is being shared:
We have been made aware that Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) will be opening a group home at 2 Brickyard Road. This is not “a rehab house for sex offenders.” This home will house five individuals under the care and ustody of the State Department of Developmental Services (DDS) along with 24 x 7 staff coverage provided by CRJ.
The DDS serves individuals with special needs. Their website provides information on the types individuals they serve: http://www.mass.gov.../eohhs/gov/departments/dds/. Should such an individual moving to this home be classified as a level 2 or 3 sex offender, the State would notify our police department. The police department then would do their best to notify residents. The State law does not limit where these individuals can live. It is important to note that the home does not specifically intend to operate as a rehab for sex offenders, as some rumors indicated.
At this time we have no information that these residents pose any risk to our children. I will attend Monday night's Select Board meeting to learn more and advocate for the safety of our children, if warranted.
~Judy Paolucci, Superintendent
The Central Office will be open from 7 am to 2:30 pm daily in the summer, beginning on June 30th.
- 3-Year District Improvement Plan (May, 2014)- click here.
- The District Review Report (November, 2013) is available on this link.
- A 1-minute video recapping the Future Search (May, 2013) on this link.
- Executive summary of the Future Search (May, 2013)- click here.
- Strategic Plan Overview (May, 2013)- click here.
- 2013 District Report Card can be found here.
NOW ACCEPTING SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATIONS
Leicester Public Schools accept school choice students in accordance of the Massachusetts School Choice law (General Laws Chapter 76, Section 12B). We are now accepting applications for School Choice for the 2014-2015 school year. An application can be found on the "links for parents" tab above. As the space available in each grade allows, applications will be chosen at random from the applications submitted.
The School Committee has established a Facilities Capital Committee to create a well articulated capital plan that is based upon data provided by a capacity and engineering study of our facilities. The team already has met several times beginning in February. Members of the committee include: Judy Paolucci, Mark Armington, Matt Dennison, Tracey Hippert, Don Cherry, Rocky Hyland, Tim Hickey, Rory Marty, Eileen Boisvert, Jim Reinke, and Scott Rieder. The link to the RFP, which describes the study to be completed, is provided here.