Randolph decided what kind of government they wanted and decided to pay for it. Cross posted at ONE Massachusetts
The groundwork was laid during the summer, with the hiring of new staff members and the revision of curriculums. And when classes begin on Tuesday, the work on the transformation of the Randolph schools will begin in earnest.
“We are celebrating the beginning of the revival of the Randolph Public Schools,” School Superintendent Richard Silverman told teachers and other staff members during a pre-opening meeting on Wednesday.
“We have a mission to change education in Randolph,” he said.
With the money from a $5.5 million Proposition 2½ override approved by voters in the April 1 town election, 60 new staff members have been hired, most for new or restored positions.
In the elementary schools, librarians, reading teachers, special-education coordinators and literacy coaches have been added. Every day, students will have a class in either music, art or physical education.
A librarian has also been restored at Randolph Community Middle School, and world language classes have been restored.
At the high school, Silverman said, enough classes have been restored to eliminate study halls, a statement that was met with applause from the teachers.