By Meg Weston
At its December 3 meeting, the School Committee heard a proposal to the change the schools’ current tutoring policy. Superintendent Jon Sills recommended language to the effect that, in the future, “tutoring for private pay may not be done by a student’s present or former teacher, nor may it be done during the school day nor in a Bedford Public School building.”
By Meredith McCulloch
On December 5 the Bedford Finance Committee approved a 2.88% budget guideline for Town departments, totaling an increase of $1,500,000. The increase is based on anticipated growth in revenue. That amount will be distributed among departments proportional to their current budgets as a guide to development of FY15 budget requests. The guideline does not anticipate new services, but is intended to support current services at the same level.
Submitted by Jessica Wildfong, Bedford Youth and Family Services
Bedford Youth and Family Services in collaboration with John Glenn Middle School is gearing up for another successful winter after school program,
The Bedford Citizen is offering “Reporting for News Sites or Blogs,” a series of three workshops, as part of the Recreation Department’s Winter Activities listings. Both adults and teenagers are welcome. Instructors will include the volunteer staff of the Bedford Citizen – Kim Siebert, Julie Turner, Ginny Packer and Meredith McCulloch. The workshops will meet for three weeks starting Wednesday January 8 at 7:30 and cost $25 for the series.
Submitted by Greg Dolan, Bedford TV
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Frank Bauman, former Director of the Bedford Recreation Department, well-loved Council on Aging volunteer and all-around special fellow passed away this week. Several Bedfordites shared their thoughts with The Citizen to create this appreciation:
Submitted by St. Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s annual Advent Fair is taking place today – Saturday, December 7, from 9 am until 2 pm.
A pair of Bedford artists, Teresa Deible of Clayful Expressions and Mary Johannessen of Studio 200 Glass, will collaborate in a special Holiday Open Studio Sale that opens on Friday, December 13 and runs through Sunday, December 15. read more…
By Meredith McCulloch
Two Selectmen whose terms expire in March will seek another term. At the December 2 Selectmen’s meeting Mike Rosenberg announced that he will run for another term. In a telephone conversation later in the week, Mark Siegenthaler confirmed that he will be running again as well. Both terms expire in March 2014. A caucus for nominations for all elected town positions will be held on Tuesday January 8. Any citizen may be nominated. read more…
Submitted by the Bedford Minuteman Company