'The Next Step in Ed Reform'

The State Legislature's Joint Committee on Education, co-chaired by Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset) and Senator Robert Antonioni (D-Leominster), is holding a series of hearings across Massachusetts through November.

The purpose of the tour, called "Back to School: The Next Step in Education Reform," is to give the public an opportunity to share with the Committee any concerns they have about what is happening in their schools, and to provide the Committee with suggested solutions and proposals for their consideration.

Please note: The schedule below is subject to change. The Joint Committee on Education may be reached at (617) 722-2070.

September 28, 2005

Oxford High School
495 Main Street - Oxford

7 p.m.

October 3, 2005

Conte Middle School Library
24 Church Street - North Adams

4:30 p.m.

October 12, 2005

O’Malley Middle School Auditorium Cherry Street - Gloucester

4:30 p.m.

October 19, 2005

North Middlesex Regional High School
23 Main Street - Townsend

4:30 p.m.

October 20, 2005

Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School
250 Foundry Street - Easton

4:30 p.m.

October 26, 2005

Roosevelt Elementary School Cafetorium
1006 Grafton Street - Worcester

4 p.m.

November 3, 2005

State House, Gardner Auditorium- Boston

3 p.m.

November 8, 2005

Rockland High School Auditorium
52 MacKinlay Way - Rockland

4:30 p.m.

November 17, 2005

Holyoke High School Auditorium 500 Beech Street - Holyoke

4:30 p.m.

November 22, 2005

Somerset Middle School Auditorium
1141 Brayton Avenue - Somerset

4:30 p.m.

November 28, 2005 Old Town Hall
32 Derby Square  -  Salem
4:30 p.m.
November 30, 2005

Knight Auditorium, Barnstable High School
744 West Main Street – Hyannis 

4:30 p.m.
December 1, 2005

Marlboro Middle School Library
25 Union Street - Marlboro

4:30 p.m.
December 6, 2005 Ashland High School – Library
East Union St., Ashland
4:30 p.m.
December 8, 2005 Broadmeadow Elementary School-Performance Center
120 Broad Meadow Road - Needham
4:30 p.m.

If you would like additional information about the hearings, or if you are planning to testify, please contact Julie Johnson at 617-878-8315 or at jjohnson@massteacher.org.