Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Police say Charles Saltzman, 50, a teacher at Lynn English High School, distributed marijuana to a 17-year-old student.
A Swampscott resident who is a teacher in next-door Lynn pleaded not guilty to giving pot to a student, according to 7News. Police say Charles Saltzman, 50, gave marijuana to a 17-year-old girl at Lynn English High School. Saltzman, who lives in Swampscott, has taught at the school for 15 years. According to the school's Web site, Saltzman is a teacher in the English Department. His courses include college prep English. Saltzman was in court Wednesday to face the charge. For more on this story, please visit our partners, 7News. [Editor's note: I've slightly altered the headline and first sentence to emphasize that Saltzman lives in Swampscott but teaches in Lynn.]
Friday, January 27, 2012
The latest question we answer in You Ask, Patch Answers.
Welcome to You Ask, Patch Answers, a column in which you ask us a question about anything going on in town and we do our best to find an answer. Got a question you'd like to see Patch answer? E-mail it to: email@example.com Question: Why Did School Officials Opt to Not Recoup a $30,000 Overpayment To Teachers? Answer: We put the question to Superintendent Lynne Celli and School Business Manager Ed Cronin. The administrators were on board with the School Committee, which voted last week not to seek the repayment. The short answer is that seeking checks from 50 teachers for overpayments based on confusing and conflicting contractual language going back to 2004 would likely have eroded good will built up between the district …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Here's to a Great School Year
Dear Teachers, Another school year is upon us. I would like to take this opportunity to write you a letter. I don’t speak for all parents or all situations, but I know that I speak for many when I write this. Please know that we support you and applaud your efforts with our children. We know better than anyone that our children are not always easy. Help us help you throughout the school year. Posting grades and homework online gives us all a fabulous tool as well as a degree of accountability. When students know their parents can see and impose unpleasant consequences, they may be more inclined to do their homework. Teachers, knowing parents will look, may be more inclined to keep up with the grading. If you see a problem, let us know…