You are invited to attend tonight's School Committee meeting!

A community group, started online with a petition and then a Facebook page by Susri Anuradha, has met to compile a list of requests which it has sent to the AB Regional School Committee. The School Committee is holding a meeting tonight, Tuesday, May 30, at the R.J. Grey JHS auditorium, to discuss how it plans to move forward and the public is invited to attend. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

The agenda has several items and the School Committee policy is to allow public comment near the end of each agenda item for issues pertinent to that topic. For the agenda, click here: then scroll through the blue-and-white calendar until you find May 30, then click on more details.

There also appears to be information on the main page under May 30th.

The letter sent to the SC is as follows:

Dear Chairman Kirshnamurthy and the AB School Committee:

Our community group has met and has made a list of four requests we ask the School Committee to seriously consider and take positive action on during the discussion on the process for replacing the School Superintendent.

(1) We request that the AB Regional School Committee conduct a robust national search to get the best permanent Superintendent.

(2) In order to attract the best candidates in a national search, we believe an Interim Superintendent should be appointed who should not be eligible to be a candidate for the permanent position.

(3) We request that the School Committee reinstate the qualifications used during the Superintendent search of 2008-2009 which hired Superintendent Mills.

(4) We encourage the School Committee to have very strong community representation on the Superintendent Search Committee.

We plan on attending the next meeting on May 30, 2017, in the Junior High School auditorium, starting at 7:30 pm.

Cordially yours,
Susri Anuradha (
Allen Nitschelm (

(Representing a group of Acton-Boxborough residents who are concerned with the recent School developments.)