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On that note, here’s this week’s news.
In this issue:
- With “provocative” memo exploring committee changes, Town Manager sparks petition, flood of community backlash.
- This week’s School Committee recap: Sustainable Lexington representation added to LHS School Building Committee, Community Input Team for Inclusion presents final report.
With “provocative” memo exploring committee changes, Town Manager sparks petition, flood of community backlash
Select Board meetings regularly require the Town’s five-person volunteer leadership body to tackle multiple big-ticket items in a single evening. But it’s less common for a large audience to attend these hours-long meetings.Keep reading
This week’s School Committee recap: Sustainable Lexington representation added to LHS School Building Committee, Community Input Team for Inclusion presents final report
During Tuesday’s meeting, the School Committee unanimously approved including the chair/member of Sustainable Lexington on the LHS School Building Committee as a voting member in accordance with Superintendent Julie Hackett’s recommendation.Keep reading
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