Planning Meeting Time Changes

October 12, 2017

Dear Students, Parents, Educators, and Community Members,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Pentucket Regional School Committee and School Building Committee with additional information and notice of a change in times for the last two meetings.

The District is committed to being as inclusive as possible in the upcoming planning workshops. Everyone is encouraged to participate, even if for only one or two of the meetings or a portion of any meeting. You are invited to participate in the next step of the school building process with Jason Boone, the educational consultant with our designer, Dore & Whittier. Mr. Boone will be conducting three interactive planning workshops, all conducted in the Pentucket High School cafeteria. The first is scheduled for November 8th (4 p.m. until 8 p.m.).

The times for the second and third planning workshops have been changed due to feedback received this week. The workshops scheduled for November 15 and December 13, 2017 will be conducted from 6 – 9 p.m.

Participants will have an opportunity to consider contemporary practices in education and ultimately contribute to the development of an overarching plan that will inform the work of the designer. Although it is not required, it is preferred for participants to attend each session, since there is a sequence and progression of information and learning.

Please register by sending an email to me at jmulqueen with Planning Workshop in the subject line of your email by October 27, 2017. Additionally, please provide information about any dietary restrictions that you have so that I can accommodate needs as possible and details about child care that you might require.

I hope you will be able to participate and contribute to our next steps for a school building project. These planning workshops are the first of many opportunities for everyone to contribute input and offer feedback. Notices will be distributed regarding future meetings and events.

Sincerely yours,

Jeffrey J. Mulqueen, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools

<Planning Meetings with Time Changes>

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Planning Meetings with Time Changes.pdf

School Building Planning Workshops

October 6, 2017

Dear Students, Parents, Educators, and Community Members,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Pentucket Regional School Committee and School Building Committee. Pentucket is working toward a partnership with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for a school building project that addresses the educational and facility deficits of our current high school. The obsolete condition of the school impedes our educational programming and its systems are in imminent danger of possible failure. Since the acceptance of the District’s 2015 Statement of Interest (SOI), we have maintained steady progress in completing MSBA requirements that ultimately can lead to a school building project.

You are invited to participate in the next step of the process with Jason Boone, the educational consultant with our designer, Dore & Whittier. Mr. Boone will be conducting a three-day interactive planning workshop scheduled for November 8, November 15, and December 13, 2017. Each session will be conducted in the high school cafeteria from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to consider contemporary practices in education and ultimately contribute to the development of an overarching plan that will inform the work of the designer. Although it is not required, it is preferred for participants to attend each session, since there is a sequence and progression of information and learning.

Please register by sending an email to me at jmulqueen with Planning Workshop in the subject line of your email by October 27, 2017. Additionally, please provide information about any dietary restrictions that you have so that I can accommodate needs as possible.

I hope you will be able to participate and contribute to our next steps for a school building project. This planning workshop is one of many opportunities to contribute input and offer feedback. Notices will be distributed regarding future meetings and events.

Sincerely yours,

Jeffrey J. Mulqueen, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools

<PRSD Planning Invitation Oct6.pdf>

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PRSD Planning Invitation Oct 6.pdf

Coordinated Program Review

July 2018

Dear Pentucket Community,

As one part of the accountability system, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education oversees local compliance with education requirements through the Coordinator Program Review (attached). Reviews cover selected requirements across Special Education, Civil Rights, and English Learner Education in public schools.

Ratings in the Final Report are Commendable, Implemented, Implementation in Progress, Partially Implemented, Not Implemented and Not Applicable.

The onsite team includes a finding in the Final Report for each criterion that it rates Commendable, Partially Implemented, Not Implemented or Implementation in Progress. Where criteria are found Partially Implemented or Not Implemented, the district must propose corrective action to bring those areas into compliance with the relevant statutes and regulations. The Department staff provide districts with technical assistance on the content and requirements for developing an approvable corrective action plan.

Pentucket Regional School District appreciates staff members and community members for their contributions as well as the support of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The district is in process with regard to the development and implementation of its corrective action plan.

Sincerely yours,

Jeffrey J. Mulqueen, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools

<Coordinated Program Review Report of Findings PDF>

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Coordinated Program Review Report of Findings.pdf

Drinking Water Update Dec 20

December 20, 2016

Dear Parents and Educators,

As you know, Pentucket Regional School District is participating with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to sample and test drinking water for lead and copper. Test results reported last week provided parents and educators with the levels of lead and copper that exceeded established standards. A copy of results from individual schools is posted on the District Web Page under Updates along with other support documents.

Immediately after receiving the state reports, problem fixtures were shut off and labeled to indicate either a high level of lead or copper, as appropriate.

The Mass DEP recommends that school districts seek assistance from local officials. Today, Director of Facilities Greg Hadden and I met with Deborah Ketchen and Paul Sevigny from the local Boards of Health to review each source of water that exceeded established standards for lead and copper, review the map of each school and locations of problem fixtures, and review plans for remediation.

Pentucket’s plan includes the implementation of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects developed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI). NSF is a global independent public health and environmental organization, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) oversees the consensus for developing standards for manufacturing and procedures in the United States. NSF/ANSI Standard 61 contains requirements that restrict both 1) the level of lead that can be contained in water contact materials of drinking water products, and 2) the level of lead that can extract out of the product and into drinking water. Information about NSF/ANSI Standard 61 is attached to this letter.

Drinking water supplies to some of the fixtures identified in the results of our December water test will be capped and discontinued due to their proximity to other available drinking water supplies. The majority of fixtures will receive upgraded materials, aligned with NSF/ANSI Standard 61, to remediate their continued use as sources of drinking water. Water from each fixture that is upgraded will be sampled and tested prior to the reactivation of that fixture.

Water sampling will occur into the future as a part of the process used when drinking water fixtures are altered or replaced. In this way, we will continue to verify the positive effects of actions taken to permanently reduce or eliminate the sources of excess lead and/or copper.

I hope this information is helpful to you. I can be reached at jmulqueen if you have additional questions.

Sincerely yours,

Jeffrey J. Mulqueen, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools

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PRSD Drinking Water Dec 20 2016.pdf

NSF ANSI Standard 61.pdf

Bagnall Results.pdf

Page Results.pdf

Donaghue Results.pdf

Sweetsir Results.pdf

Middle School Results.pdf

High School Results.pdf

Lead in School Drinking Water FAQ.PDF

Copper in School Drinking Water FAQ.PDF

Pentucket Wellness Forums

Please see the attached PDF for information about Pentucket’s 2016-2017 Wellness Forums

wellness-forums-sept-28

Update Information

Dear Parents, Educators, and Community Members,

I hope you will be able to join us for one or more of our Wellness Events!

Sincerely,

Jeff Mulqueen

PRSD Wellness Events 2016 – 2017.pdf

PRSD Wellness Events.pdf

School Committee Meeting on June 21st

Dear Parents, Educators, and Community Members,

The Pentucket Regional School Committee will be considering approval of the official seal and continued use of the word Sachem(s) at the June 21, 2016 Business Meeting. The meeting is conducted in the PRHS cafeteria and begins at 6:30 p.m. These items are scheduled fairly early in the agenda. The June 21, 2016 Committee packet is available on the District website under School Committee Meetings.

I hope this information is helpful to you,

Jeff Mulqueen

Pentucket Innovation Schools Highlighted In 2016 National Technology Plan

April 26, 2016

Good Afternoon,

Please see the attached Media Alert with information about Pentucket’s partnership with XQ Full Circle Innovation School!

With appreciation,

Jeff

 

Media Alert April 26 XQ Super School.pdf