First Day Of School Goes To Plan As Key Construction At High School Site Nears Midpoint

Photo: A third of the piles have been installed in phase one of the Belmont Middle and High School project. It was a long Wednesday, Sept. 4 for Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. After a busy Tuesday welcoming teachers and staff back to the district after the summer recess, Phelan’s Wednesday began bright and early at […]

District Enrollment Keeps Marching Higher as School Year Begins

Photo: More students have entered Belmont schools in the past three months. The news on student enrollment levels in Belmont’s six public schools from School Superintendent John Phelan continues along a familiar theme of the past five years: more are still coming. At the Sept. 8 School Committee meeting, Phelan reported that between June 1 to Sept. […]

Schools Budget Deficit Fix: Teacher Layoffs, Increased Class Sizes, Lost Ground

Photo: The Wellington Elementary School will lose a third-grade teacher with the acceptance of the available revenue budget in fiscal year 2016. When asked her reaction to the presentation by Belmont School Superintendent John Phelan on the details of cuts facing the district, Jamie Shea at first just shook her head. For Shea and others […]

It’s Official: School’s Snowed Out for Tuesday. But Wednesday …

Only the most wildly optimistic of parents would have thought Belmont District schools would be opening on Tuesday.  And now it is official. Below is the note sent to parents from Belmont’s Superintendent of Schools, John Phelan.  Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff: Due to the impending storm, all Belmont Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January […]

Coffee Talk with Belmont’s New Schools Super This Monday

A tip of the hat to Belmont resident and author of the Blogging Belmont website Paul Roberts for this information. Newly-installed Belmont School District Superintendent John Phelan has been holding coffees with residents through the summer with the next date on Monday, Aug. 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Conference Room in the School Administration building located in the Town […]