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Helicopter Parents and Drinking
"How Helicopter Parents Cause Binge Drinking" by Caitlin Flanagan in September's The Atlantic is must reading. Just a sample: "Drinking isn 't like doing drugs - it's not something parents recoil from in horror. It's something they can make an accommodation for,...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2016 11:12pm
by Arnold Koch
Melrose Scallion: Superintendent Paymore Educational Leadership Award
Melrose, a small Massachusetts city, earned an extraordinary distinction when its district Superintendent of Schools landed the Educational Leadership Award (ELA) Superintendent Paymore has been given the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (a.k.a....
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2016 9:19am
by Nah
Fake Beebe opening budget
Here is the Mayor's fake inflated budget costs for "re-opening" the Beebe School, even though it is a fully functioning active SPED school under lease with the SEEM Collaborative who only pay $215k (includes utilities). Their lease expired July 1, 2016 but you can b...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2016 11:43pm
by What A Surprise
Accountability or Lack Thereof
Last night's SC meeting (starting at 6 pm regarding School Improvement Plans) 34:00 (Glad to be able to watch this bilge online because it would be intolerable sitting in that chamber with its hideously dirty pink carpet and bad air!)...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2016 9:05pm
by Unvarnished Trut...
It is with pleasure that I announce that there will be funding provided by the SC to fund the design and production of a Jaime McAllister-Grande bobblehead. Since this member spends so much time and expends so much effort nodding in response to any comment made by th...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2016 2:34pm
by Melrose Resident
Huge Legal and Consultant Bills Continue to Mount
packet for Tuesday's SC meeting, page 166 Another $27,000 in Legal Bills & $8,800 in Accounting Consulting Bill This Month plus $2,000 for Title 6 (racism) Training Consultant: SANGHAVI LAW OFFICES plus $10,517 taken from METCO grant to pay a Nurse agency (s...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2016 9:11pm
by No notice
Forced Online Payments for Ed Stations Include Mandatory Extra Convvenience Fee
The School Committee in all its wisdom is allowing the administration to force parents to pay for Ed Stations (and probably ECC, too?) with online payments only, adding a "convenience fee" on top. Dolan's city online payment option (taxes, water/sewer) same deal, and...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2016 2:28pm
by No lines no wait...
School Superintendents to Get Training on Open Records Laws
Wow...did you read in this morning's, Democrat "Boston Globe", that hundreds of Mass school superintendent's are going to training classes this summer on the Open Records Law in Mass. Why you ask? A university professor from Utah sent letters to Mass school supers...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2016 12:58pm
by Law Library
Melrose Nepotism Beat Goes On: New IT Director Married to City Engineer
from WickedLocal: July 24. 2016 1:02PM Ellis to become Melrose's new IT director By Aaron Leibowitz Melrose has found a new Information Technology Director following the departure of Jorge Pazos. Neal Ellis, who created an IT department for the Wilmington Publ...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2016 12:53pm
by My husband/My si...
Melrose Community Page & other observations
There is a very interesting string that has started on the Melrose Community Facebook page. A question was posed to the community from a family moving into Melrose from out of town and they were wondering which school has the best services for kids with an IEP. The...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2016 11:08pm
by Thanks
**** Happens !
Enough of the schools, the farce of an override, the bogus politicians who steal our money for health insurance, the crazy "Black Lives Matter" group sitting in front of city hall last night at 6pm with little kids in 90 plus degree heat, the farce of the school crow...
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2016 6:31pm
by Dillon
Web Site Back Up
This is what happens when you forget to pay the bill!
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2016 11:51am
by patricia wright
Hypocrisy and Faux Angst Re K Para Funding
Check out Dolan's faux outrage and hypocritical remarks: Local pols blast state over kindergarten funding removal By Aaron Leibowitz July 03. 2016 1:14PM Melrose kindergarten classrooms could have fewer paraprofessionals in September after the state legislatur...
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2016 8:42pm
by Really...
Tonight's School Committee Meeting
Please watch tonight's school committee meeting either in person (preferred) or on cable - and observe first hand the lack of honesty, truthfulness. and transparency exhibited - especially as they discuss budgetary issues and policy issues. Let's see who speaks at...
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2016 11:04pm
by Stupid Patrol
New Contract
Free Press - "Melrose Public Schools teachers will receive 1 percent annual salary increases under a new three-year collective bargaining agreement." Where have I heard this before? Read the article and see what other increases were negotiated. There's a increase...
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2016 10:06am
by agree
Conway is the wrong way
Beware of what's coming. Conway is being groomed by Taymore as the next superintendent. Conway is a conman. A false profit pretending to care for our children. Women are less-than unless they're young and pretty. Rids the system of senior females high up on the food...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2016 9:23pm
by mid summer raise...
Everything is Awesome: unmusical chairs and revolving door stupidities continue unabated
Funny how they're all reported as "exceptional" or "exemplary," and terms like "cultural proficiency" keep being thrown in as if to wash away the stench of the actual reality, which is anything but "proficient," culturally or otherwise! from wicked local: June...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2016 4:00pm
by Indeed
Read the Meeting Packet and Learn Read and think. Maybe even dare to question.... Like this: P. 7 JAMES T. PICONE INV 06/28/2016 SERVICES S...
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2016 11:11pm
by Band parent
MD uses gavel and rules as her personal cudgel
The return of MD as chair has rendered school committee meetings far more toxic and dangerous than they were under KT, hard as that is to fathom. She uses the norms, the policies, the rolling agenda, anything she can twist to serve her bizarre personal agenda, comple...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2016 8:33pm
by MFD
Just Call Saul
With every new post and wretched revelation about Melrose's own Angiullo Gang it's clear that "Vanny" just won't be able to manage all the litigation that is and will be hitting the fan for the school district and city. Time to Just Call Saul![:D][:)s]
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2016 10:17pm
Middle school
Why is it some middle school male students were allowed to destroy the bicycle of a female student and not be punished. Though I do not know the student personally, I know of her and I have seen her on her bike riding around town doing what looks to be like errands f...
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2016 10:15pm
Useless IT Director Gone to Greener Pastures
This waste of a six-figure salary who has cost the city and schools countless amounts of money in failed or underperforming systems, websites, etc., has apparently gone to another job. Many of us were convinced he had been moonlighting (on the taxpayer dime) for a lo...
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2016 10:09pm
MHS Graduation
Is it true that they decided not to have a Valedictorian MHS this year because it is not fair to others ?
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2016 10:35pm
by We all would lik...
Disturbing Public Comment from the parent of the MHS student with the highest GPA @ 8:54 "I happen to be the parent of the student with the highest GPA...." "My senior was the student with the highest GPA" and in case it wasn't clear in the first 5 times this mother said it, her student had the "highest GPA"! (With...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2016 6:42pm
by The Good, the Ba...
MA 5th highest in nation for Zika yet School Committee approved Costa Rica field trips more field trips to Costa Rica perhaps? All of Boston and...
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2016 10:01pm
by Melrose Resident
Farrell now appointed to be Business Manager pending SC approval
A message from MELROSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Dear High School and Eighth Grade Families, This is a very exciting time to be involved in the Melrose Public Schools community. It is a time of great things and great change. With that change came some anxiety after the de...
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2016 9:21pm
by Connect the dots
Merrill to be named MHS Interim Principal
MF currently sitting in Business Manager's office working for Taymore instead of fulfilling her primary responsibilities to MHS. Meanwhile another unqualified administrator is slated to be moved into her former role. Chaos on top of chaos, and obviously none of them...
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2016 3:27pm
by Disgusted
Public Meeting Held on June 11th on School Space
You can view the video of this meeting at: I encourage everyone to take the time to view the video of the meeting to learn more about this matter - we all have a stake in the outcome whether you have students in the system or not. Base...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2016 8:23pm
by Obviously touche...
Public Inquiry into Classroom Space is BS!
I won’t be able to attend the meeting this Saturday so I wanted to send along my thoughts on the document detailing the classroom configurations. First, I’d like to say that I’m disappointed by the document and the format for the public inquiry. I...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2016 4:54pm
by Linkage
Boston Public Radio
Jim and Margery focused on Melrose yesterday during the opening 20 minutes of their daily show on WGBH Radio 89.7 FM. Another proud moment for the MPS and Taymore. It made us look ridiculous and the poster child for a failing school system with incompetent leadersh...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2016 10:35am
by Yikes!
Meeting Re School Changes
Melrose School Committee Public Inquiry Session May 31, 2016 has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 9 AM. location to be determined. If you have a child in the Melrose public schools you should attend. I don't so you won't see me there but if I did, I...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2016 9:32pm
by Alert! Marching ...
Pay attention to the Real Issues and fight for the kids
The outrage over the lack of a valedictorian and elimination of class rank is just as misplaced as those frothing over the loss of the dreamcatcher logo. In both cases the superintendent and school committee totally mishandled matters, and they continue to tear the c...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2016 9:22pm
by mhs
Agenda and Slide Deck for the June 11th School Space Discussion Just Posted
Just a quick note to say that they posted Taymore's presentation on the IQM2 Meeting Portal at: Most people will not even be aware of it except those in the know - I went to the por...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2016 11:08am
by Outraged by the ...
Go White Raiders
New names for local teams. White Raiders, not sure if the obvious is considered racist or not. For the football and basketball teams maybe White Raiders + Metco. Is that rasict? White Raiders and Friends maybe? Okay enough of race lets go modern PC. How abou...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2016 9:56pm
by Reality
Bright Idea - Solving School Overcrowding
Been asking around how other school systems handle temporary or extended overcrowding - when this occurs suddenly in other school districts. Many of these districts found it financially and educationally reasonable to use temporary portable classrooms which can be re...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2016 8:52am
by MFD
Senior Class acceptances
The great news for this years senior class at MHS continues. 4th student accepted to an Ivy League school last week. 2 Browns, a Harvard and now a Cornell. Several Nescac Schools, Scholarships at BU and Northeastern again this year...the graduation handout with the...
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2016 4:18pm
by Agree
School committee
Does the transgender on the school committee still have his junk?
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2016 7:41pm
by MFD
SC Facist Control
At the "Space" Meeting of the MPS and SC next Saturday, the powers to be will take "Pre-Screened" questions. How utterly FACIST of them! Then they will "allow" other questions. WIll there be time? It is scheduled between 9-11. Why is there a time limit? Shut d...
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2016 7:32pm
by MFD
Melrose OCR Cases Used as Training - What Not to do!
Well Folks - we can thank Ms. Taymore and the School Committee for making Melrose Schools an example of what not to do when handling student civil rights issues. A local teacher attended some special SPED and Civil Rights training and they used the recent Melrose OCR...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 8:16pm
by g
OCR Findings Document Jan 2016
If you think the Super, Mayor and School Committee did nothing wrong and haven't read the findings or if you don't get what the big deal is, please read the document at the following link. In it, there are findings of facts, with sources, about what was said and by w...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 6:45pm
by Whakky
OCR x 2
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 4:39pm
by Clown
Girls Lax playoffs!
Girls Lax playoffs tonight at 7pm at home. Go RED RAIDERS!!!
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 4:30pm
by Cp
Boys Tennis Playoffs
MHS Boys facing Danvers right now in the playoffs in the Melrose courts. Get down there and check it out. GO RED RAIDERS!!!
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 11:38am
by Boys Tennis Play...
Baseball playoffs!
MHS faces Burlington at Morelli field tonight at 6pm. Go RED RAIDERS!!!
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 11:37am
by Great Season
Softball playoffs
MHS girls qualified for playoffs. Facing Burlington in Burlington today at 4pm. Go RED RAIDERS!!!
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 11:36am
by Great Season
Boys Lax playoffs!
MHS Boy's Lax playoff game tonight at 5pm at home! Go RED RAIDERS!!!
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 11:34am
by Boys Lax playof...
Great week
Great week for Melrose...senior prom, graduation, kids going to great schools. It is great to be from Melrose.
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 12:23am
by Just Like Everyw...
Congratulations to a great group of kids
Looking forward to graduation where another stellar group of students will eave MHS to attend the top colleges and universities in the country. In a class of 230 students 30 kids will be attending schools ranked most selective or very selective by College Board. 1...
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2016 7:20pm
by CP the anti-Cath...
Pre-Planned Tuition Increase
The School Committee voted to raise the ECC tuition by 8% at the meeting currently televised. It wasn't on the agenda that they would vote on that topic. It was the superintendent's update. If they knew in advance they were going to vote and didn't disclose it, that...
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2016 9:45pm
by Busche
Am I correct when I say I heard it's a definite that the 5th gradets will now be middle schoolers and 8th graders will now be high schoolers? Does anyone else not have a problem with this? I'm happy my children are already in HS. I think as a parent I would be upset...
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Last Post: May 26, 2016 10:34am
by MFD
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