Six longtime Barrington school employees retiring this year

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The Barrington School Committee accepted — with considerable regret — the retirement notices of six longtime school department employees. The committee voted on the action at its meeting Thursday night, April 4.

Included on the list of retiring employees is JP Medeiros, a longtime physical education teacher at Barrington High School. "Coach," as he has often been called, also serves as an announcer for high school football games and in some other capacities.

Priscilla Abrahamson, a 23-year veteran English teacher at the high school, will also retire from the district. Ms. Abrahamson is the chair of the English department. Nancy Canestrari also submitted her retirement notice. Ms. Canestrari is a kindergarten teacher at Sowams School and has also taught at Nayatt.

A teaching assistant at Hampden Meadows School, Mrs. German, an administrative assistant at the district's central office, Carol Ciccone, and a custodian are also retiring from the district.

School committee member Kate Brody offered a reluctant motion to accept the retirements. The motion passed 4-0. (School committee member Patrick Guida was absent from the meeting.)

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