Mohawk guidance help next week
BUCKLAND — The guidance office at Mohawk Trail Regional High School will be open Monday through Friday next week so that Mohawk students can make schedule changes, new students to the area in Grades 7 to 12 can register and School Choice students may enroll. Parents or guardians must accompany students for their registration appointments and bring to Mohawk all academic, health, discipline and special education records from their previous schools (unless these had been sent to Mohawk in advance).
Contact guidance at 625-9811, extension 1306 for appointments; and be aware that these are the only dates to make schedule changes or to register before school begins. Any later changes or registrations may be done by appointment only after school begins on Aug. 28.
Rowe picks interim administrator
ROWE — The Board of Selectmen has appointed Janice Boudreau to fill in as the interim office administrator while Town Coordinator Ellen Miller remains on a paid leave of absence until a hearing date has been established.
Boudreau has already been working for the town in other capacities. She was hired by the selectmen to help with the extra work to be done immediately after the Rowe Elementary School fire last August. She has also been taking minutes at meetings for the Rowe School Building Committee throughout the year.
Miller, who has been town coordinator since 2004, was put on administrative leave by selectmen’s Chairwoman Marilyn Wilson on July 26, and board members later voted two to one to continue Miller’s paid leave until an executive session meeting could be scheduled with Miller’s lawyer attending.
Two join Buckland Cultural Council
BUCKLAND — Catherine Fahy and Janice Sorenson were appointed by selectmen this week to serve two-year terms on the town’s Cultural Council.
Shelburne gets extra road money
SHELBURNE — The town got a nearly $55,000 boost in its Chapter 90 highway funds for this fiscal year because of a legislative bill enacted on July 24 to reinvest in the state’s transportation system.
However, a letter from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation warns that the transportation finance bill, called “The Way Forward,” does not provide enough revenues to fund the 10-year, $300 million spending plan “without cutting or deferring capital spending in other high priority areas, such as bridge and highway reconstruction, road paving and improvements to statewide bus and rail services.”
In May, the transportation department announced the release of $150 million in Chapter 90 local transportation funds, which gave Shelburne $163,977. The release of an addition $50 million on July 30 brought Shelburne’s funding up to $218,636.
Selectmen did not discuss how the town will use the additional funding at Monday’s board meeting.