Belmont MCAS Scores Dip In Covid-19 Year; Performance Exceeds Statewide Results

Photo: MCAS scores in Belmont and statewide slumped. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the most recent MCAS test scores for Belmont students took a dip as the district struggled to provide a first rate education model during a worldwide pandemic. But with the exception of a sharp drop in the percentage of elementary […]

Schools, Teachers Union OK Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate For All Staff

Photo: Mandated COVID vaccinations for all BEA members to begin soon The Belmont School Committee and the Belmont Education Association (BEA) agreed to mandate COVID vaccinations for all BEA members in district schools for the 2021-2022 academic year, according to a press release from Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. This agreement, voted on and ratified by […]

Successful Opening Day For New Belmont High School Wing

Photo: A flood of students heading into the new school. Around 7 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 9, the first line of shower passed and behind it the skies brightened to allow the first day of school in Belmont to be one without raincoats or umbrellas. Over at Concord Avenue, students – being driven, driving, walking […]

School Committee Supports Move For Mandatory Student Covid Vaccination; ‘Jab To Play’ Athletics, Extra Curriculum Being Discussed

Photo: Students will need a vaccine card to attend Belmont schools if the Belmont School Committee has its way While communities and states in parts of the US are passing laws preventing school districts from mandating vaccinations and/or masks and commentators saying vaccine requirements creates a “apartheid” system, Belmont is moving in the opposite direct […]

Belmont School Committee Formally Accepts Town’s Newest School Building

Photo: The newest school building in Belmont. After nearly 27 months of construction, tons of steel, concrete, wires and piping, and a lot of money, the (nearly) completed high school wing of the new Belmont Middle and High School is now in the hands of the Belmont School Committee after the town issued the committee […]

Tentative Agreement On Vaccine Mandate For Belmont Teachers/Staff

Photo: Belmont teachers and staff will be required to be vaccinated if a tentative agreement is approved. In a joint press release issued Friday afternoon, Sept. 3, representatives of the Belmont School Committee and the local teachers’ union, the Belmont Educators Association, tentatively agreed to mandated vaccinations against the Covid-19 virus for educators and staff […]

Temp HS Student Parking, Drop Off/Pick Up Locations Along Concord Get A Thumbs Up

Photo: The new stripping along Concord Avenue at Goden Street (Credit: Belmont Police Twitter account) Concord Avenue will be just a tad busier starting Sept. 8 as the Belmont Select Board unanimously approved 100 temporary student parking spaces along the westbound (from Cambridge to Belmont Center) lane of Concord Avenue as the high school wing […]

Belmont Schools Hires First Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director

Photo: Chon’tel Washington After years of discussion and delay, the Belmont Public Schools has its first director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with the hiring of Chon’tel Washington. Coming from Berry College in Georgia where she held the position of director of Diversity Initiatives, Washington will be responsible for developing and equipping staff at all […]

‘Prepared To Be Shocked’: Take A First Peek At Belmont’s New School [Video]

Photo: The high school wing of the Belmont Middle and High School is just days away from opening. First it was years. Then months, followed by weeks. And now the high school wing of the new Belmont Middle and High School is just days away from the opening of the school year on Sept. 9. […]

Belmont Schools Summer Reading List Targeted By Fox News For Alleged ‘Race-centric’ Curricula

Photo: Fox News has highlighted books on the Belmont Schools Summer Reading List they contend targets ‘Whiteness’ Along with the opening of the Underwood Pool, summer arrives in Belmont when the Public Library releases its summer reading list for the town’s public school students. Designed to encourage pupils to make reading a habit while raising […]