Bourne Schools Superintendent Answers Rumors of Classroom Cuts

KA_Ptown_Provincetown_ School sign Zone 9_11415BOURNE – The Bourne school superintendent recently responded to a set of rumors circulating on social media that questioned the future availability of certain programs in classrooms.

Steven Lamarche said that an unrealistic portrait was painted of budget cuts that will be instituted following a failed Proposition 2½ override for the town earlier this fall.

“There will be reductions in some of the things we do, mainly in technology and guidance support,” Lamarche said.

However, he said the rumors took aim at AP and honors courses, athletics, music and the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges accreditation; programs he said will actually be boosted.

He decided to send a mass email to members of the school community addressing the rumors, and included his contact information.

Lamarche said he’d rather have those concerned contact him directly when they have questions.

“Social media is obviously a wonderful tool and gets information out very quickly,” he said, “But sometimes we have a concern with details that aren’t fact-based and we want to provide people with the right contacts for answers.”

The majority of the responses to his email, Lamarche said, were those of thanks and praise for being attentive to sensitive issues.


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