The Newton Public Schools Student Assignment Working Group (SAWG) requests your assistance

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The Newton Public Schools Student Assignment Working Group (SAWG) requests your assistance in continuing to get the word out about the student assignment policy recommendation that is currently before the Newton School Committee. After months of review and examination of multiple scenarios that ease overcrowding and take advantage of expanded capacity at the new Angier and Zervas schools, a student assignment recommendation was made to School Committee on June 15, 2015 and a public hearing was held on June 22, 2015.

At all stages of this process, there have been communications sent directly to stakeholders as well as online postings of all information concerning the student assignment review process. There was broad communication about the June 15 recommendation including a letter to all residents who live in areas of change associated with the student assignment recommendation. Another communication to affected residents is planned for July.

The Student Assignment Working Group has received excellent feedback from numerous stakeholders so far.  For those who have not yet had an opportunity to learn about the recommended changes or to participate in this process, feedback continues to be important and relevant.

Please feel welcome to use, and encourage others to use our feedback email to send comments to To get more information, the Student Assignment web page has comprehensive information including the full text of the recommendation, maps, as well as multiple presentations about the process that has been ongoing this past year.  Please visit

A brief presentation is attached, and reviews the main merits of the recommendation for student assignment changes and the expected impact on Newton Public Schools, Newton families and the community. The School Committee is expected to address the recommendation in September.

Ruth Goldman, School Committee from Ward 6 ( and Steve Siegel School Committee representative from Ward 5 ( are members of the Student Assignment Working Group and welcome any questions that you may have. Also, there is a School Committee meeting on July 20, 2015 where student assignment may be discussed and, as always, there will be a period for public comment.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Sent on behalf of the Newton Public Schools Student Assignment Working Group (SAWG)

Click below and scroll to view presentation:

MA DOT presentation on the plan to add a lane on Route 128

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The Department or Transportation recently presented its plan to add and lane and re-configure Route 128 between Route 9 and Kendrick St.

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View the entire presentation here (click image, then scroll)

Upcoming talk at the Waterworks museum on July 8, 7:00pm

Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Community Meeting

Robsham Theater at Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue

(Parking available in the Commonwealth Avenue Garage. Follow signs from Commonwealth Avenue.)

Wednesday, July 1

6:30 – 8:30

The panel will include Nikko Mendoza, Rich Davey, Kent Knight of Elkus-Manfredi, and Molly Schaus, BC grad and U.S. women’s hockey Olympian.

June 10th speaker at the Waterwork Museum

Coming up at the Waterworks Museum on June 10th:

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click here to veiw the flyer in PDF format

Inetersted in going Solar?

Via Newton Solar Challenge:

“Stop by the Auburndale Branch or the Nonantum Branch of Village Bank and learn more about residential solar. Village Bank loan officers and the branch manager will be there discuss the Village Bank “solar loan” and how you can make the numbers work for you. There will be representatives from the Newton Solar Challenge who will answer your questions about residential solar and how it might work on your home.

Time and Date:

Wednesday – May 20th – Auburndale Branch – 307 Auburn Street – 2 to 5pm

Thursday – May 21st – Nonantum Branch – 411 Watertown Street – 2 to 5pm”


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