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BWEF grants support a wide range of programs including author and illustrator Grace Lin visiting the students at Guiteras School in 2012. Clockwise surrounding author Grace Lin from left, Samantha Martins, Erika Marshall, Tess Dugan, Zoe Mouligne, Ellery Sparkman, Rachael Ward and Lyla Pacheco.

BWEF funds more than $50,000 in grants

BWEF funds more than $50,000 in grants

The students of Bristol and Warren received some good news this week, a boost in support for innovative programs and classes. The Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF) has awarded $50,408 in funding for the 2013-14 school year. The funds will support 25 grants that impact students in each of the Bristol Warren Regional School District’s

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Letter: Bristol Warren Education Foundation funds more than $50,000 in grants

To the editor: The Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF) is pleased to announce the awarding of $50,408 in grant funding for the 2013-14 school year. The funds will support 25 grants that will impact students in each of the Bristol Warren Regional School District’s (BWRSD) schools. The diverse array of programs presented by the BWRSD

Letter: Full-day kindergarten in Barrington still needs to be added this fall

To the editor: As you know, the motion to add funds to the budget to implement full-day kindergarten this fall was voted down at the Financial Town Meeting — 185 to 148. However, our community offered resounding support for the implementation of full-day kindergarten! The vote against the addition of funds to the school budget

John Cregan, shown at the financial town meeting, says officials need to remove the barriers and roll up their sleeves and find a way to get full-day kindergarten implemented this fall.

Barrington resident to officials: Let’s get full-day K done!

John Cregan has a message for Barrington officials: It’s time to roll up your sleeves, remove the barriers and find a way to get full-day kindergarten implemented this fall within the current budget. Mr. Cregan, a long-time resident of Barrington, attended the financial town meeting on Wednesday night and found himself feeling confused by some

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Barrington taxpayers vote down $633,000 increase; full-day K in doubt

An amendment to add $633,000 into the Barrington School Department budget and all but ensure the implementation of full-day kindergarten this fall came up 37 votes short on Wednesday night. A paper ballot vote at about 10 p.m. yielded two sets of numbers — one from each of the electronic counters located in the front

Letter: Full-day kindergarten restores important balance

To the editor: If you are like me, you are probably wondering whether full-day kindergarten is the right move for kids.  When I volunteered to sit on the All-Day Kindergarten subcommittee, this was my question too.  As a school psychologist, mother of two, and consumer of educational research, I wondered whether full-day or half-day was

Letter: Barrington kindergartners worth the $633,000 increase

To the editor: While I am not an educator, with training in curriculum development or education policy, I am a parent who takes an involved interest in her children’s education, as do most Barrington parents. Most of the members of the school committee, however, have impressive professional backgrounds in education, as does the school superintendent

Letter: Reasons why you shouldn’t support a Barrington school budget increase

To the editor: This year’s Financial Town Meeting (FTM) promises to be another fight to keep a lid on taxes. A vocal minority of parents who want to implement All-day Kindergarten have entered a motion to be voted on at the FTM that raises the school budget by an additional $633,000, more than doubling the

Letter: Barrington School Committee should live within its budget

To the editor: It is time for the School Committee to live within the budget proposed by the Committee on Appropriations.  Instead of baiting parents’ groups to do their bidding, the School Committee should show fiscal responsibility and policy leadership and acknowledge that the economic resources of Barrington’s taxpayers are limited and prioritize their efforts.

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