SCHOOL CHOICE PROCESS IN CHELMSFORD
School Choice is a state program, which allows Massachusetts school districts to accept students from other Massachusetts towns. This is an optional program as not all towns participate.
Although Chelmsford participates in School Choice, the Chelmsford School Committee determines, on an annual basis, openings for the upcoming school year. This determination was made on February 26, 2013 after the Superintendent of Schools reviewed current and projected enrollment figures and class sizes and presented a recommendation to the School Committee.
The Chelmsford School Committee has voted to allow up to 3 students living outside of Chelmsford to enroll in grades 9-12 at Chelmsford High School for the 2013-2014 school year. There are 7 slots for grades 6,7,8 at the Parker Middle School, and 5 slots in grades 5, 7 at the McCarthy Middle School. Students who enroll through school choice will be able to continue through graduation, barring significant disciplinary issues.
For more information look under the Business Office in the School Choice folder for the application and process.
The Business Office
The Business Office managed by Kathleen McWilliams, prides itself on providing effective and efficient financial services to enhance and support teaching and learning. We provide financial management for the School Department, including: the development of financial policy and procedures, budgeting, reporting, acting as fiscal agent for all school grants, procurement, accounting and accounts payable.
This office oversees the following school departments: Accounting, Transportation, Food Services and Facilities.
This folder contains detailed information about School Choice and the application
RFP for the Chelmsford Public Schools
Use of Facilities Application and Facilities Procedures & Regulations
Contract with Aramark
Information on the FY13 Budget
A guideline as to how we do business.
School Address, Administrator Information, and Phone Numbers
Community Education School Committee Presentation, July 24, 2012
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