State to Conduct Review of Barnstable Schools

barnstable high schoolBARNSTABLE – A team from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be visiting Barnstable schools in a few weeks to conduct a review of the school system.

Every school system in the state undergoes a similar evaluation once every decade or so; this is Barnstable’s first assessment since 2005.

“They’re here for four days, and it’s very intense. It’s intense for our staff. It’s intense for our students, because there student interviews in groups. But it also gives us an opportunity as a district to highlight the many good things that we are doing in our district,” said Superintendent Mary Czajkowski.

“They’re going to learn from students as well as teachers. What are some of the needs that currently exist in our district and how can the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education take some of those needs and support them through resources?” added Czajkowski.

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The four-day review starts on November 10. Czajkowski says about 50 to 60 staff members have been involved in preparations for the state assessment.