Parents Cite Loss of Confidence in Wellsley (Mass.) Schools

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tempers flared at a Wellesley School Committee meeting last week as some residents spoke of collapsing confidence in the public schools, while others called for patience as the district searches for a new superintendent.

“I think I represent a growing set of parents who are concerned about the administrative issues,’’ said Paul Baier, parent of an eighth-grader and the creator of a Facebook page, ConcernedParentsofWellesley, for residents asking for answers from the beleaguered district. “I encourage you not to underestimate the speed with which trust is evaporating right now.’’

He asked that the School Committee host two 90-minute open forums to give residents a chance to ask questions about the recent problems in the schools, which include accounting issues in the business office, questions about the school’s background check procedures, and health.

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