Vets school flooding temporarily relocates special education program to Saugus Middle-High School – News – Saugus Advertiser

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The special education program at Veterans Memorial Elementary School has been temporarily relocated to the new Saugus Middle-High School after the Hurd Avenue building sustained significant flood damage.

Last week, a grouping of Vets School special education students started their hybrid education at the Middle-High School, according to Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services & Special Education Dawn Trainor.

A pod has been designated on the high school side of the Middle-High School to house the Vets School special education students, Trainor said.

Town Manager Scott Crabtree explained that in August, a faucet was left on when water service was restored following work at the Vets School and the first and second floors of a wing were flooded with hot water.

Crabtree said he dispatched cleaners to the Vets School as soon as the flood damage and mold were discovered.

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Iowa temporarily replaces 2 top Davenport school officials

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Iowa school regulators temporarily removed Friday the top two officials in the Davenport school district amid concerns about inequities in discipline for minority students, inadequate special education and school safety.

The State Board of Education decided to replace Superintendent Robert Kobylski and Chief Financial Officer Claudia Wood while the district rectifies deficiencies, the Des Moines Register reported.


The Iowa Department of Education said in a news release that Davenport schools had consistently failed to make progress on goals outlined by the state over the past three years and called the decision “a critical step” toward ensuring a quality education in a safe and secure environment.

Davenport was cited in 2018 after officials determined a higher percentage of minority students were being identified for special education services. The state also found that more minority students were subject to suspension

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Davenport Superintendent and CFO temporarily replaced, voted on by the State Board of Education

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The State Board of Education voted on Friday that Superintendent Dr. Robert Kabylski and the Chief Financial Officer be temporarily replaced. The Iowa Department of Education said in a press release they had “made every effort over the past three years” to work with the school district to address several issues including disciplinary actions against minority students, special education services, and “serious school safety concerns.” They go on to say since the district had “consistently failed” to improve those issues, and the Department of Education recommends the move.



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The Department of Education says the Department and the Board have worked continuously and explicitly with Davenport officials regarding how to make corrective actions, including conditional accreditation.

There was also reportedly insufficient progress on the financial stability within the district, according to the Department of Education.

“The State Board’s decision

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Canyons District’s Draper Park Middle School to temporarily close, shift to online learning

SALT LAKE CITY — Following a sustained increase in COVID-19 cases in the school community, Draper Park Middle School will close and shift to online learning for 14 days starting Tuesday.

No classes were scheduled at the school Friday because the school has been conducting parent-teacher conferences this week and Friday was a compensation day. Teachers will work Monday to prepare to teach virtual classes for the next two weeks.

Canyons School District spokesman Jeff Haney said there have been 16 positive cases of COVID-19 at the school within the past two weeks. According to the school district’s dashboard, 80 students and staff have been under quarantine the past two weeks. Some 1,430 students are attending the school in person this fall.

According to a letter to the school community, “the pause in on-campus learning was determined to be in the best interest of students, families and staff.”

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