The coming week includes a meeting of the School Committee, Tuesday, where the principal will present a status report on MCAS results.
Other meetings include those of the Board of Health, the ZBA and the Conservation Commission. For a complete list visit the town website.
The School Committee meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Swampscott High in Room B208. Members will hear a status report from the superintendent on results from spring MCAS testing.
The state has released a summary of the results but not how respective school districts performed.
Last spring 548,788 Massachusetts public school students in grades 3–10 took part in MCAS tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology/Engineering.
Participation rates ranged from 98 to 100 percent across the grades and subjects tested. In 2013, 9,235 students with disabilities participated in the MCAS Alternate Assessment by submitting portfolios documenting their academic achievement in one or more subjects in grades 3–12.
Overall, student achievement improved on 12 of the 17 MCAS tests taken in 2013.
Board of Health:
The Board is scheduled to meet at 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Town Hall in the second-floor conference room. Board members are scheduled to talk about tobacco regulations.
Zoning Board of Appeals
The ZBA is scheduled to take up special permit requests and other relief for a proposed 184-unit development on Paradise Road across from Whole Foods Market on the former Jewish Rehabilitation Center property. Hanover R.S. Limited Partnership wants to demolish the existing structure and construct two buildings, each four-stories tall, as well as a clubhouse and install parking and an outdoor pool.
Another agenda item is an application for special permits and other relief from New England Wine and Spirits to convert a former real estate office and yoga studio at 644 and 646 Humphrey Street into a retail package goods store specializing in high-end beer, wine and spirits.
Conservation Commission Meeting
The Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall in the selectmen's room.
Agenda items include a Certificate of Compliance request for the Concordia at 237-53 Humphrey St.
The Commission is also slated to talk about Linscott Park.
High Noon: Swampscott and Marblehead football clash at Blocksidge Field in the first of two contests this year.