By Steev Riccardo
Oxford - The Oxford School Committee met this past Monday night at Oxford High School and began plans to negotiate with Superintendent of Schools Allen Himmelberger on a three-year reappointment.
“We have started a relationship with this superintendent and the relationship is being cultivated; we feel that it is in our best interest to continue to do so,” said School Committee Chairperson Brenda Ennis. “No one is interested in going on a search. What we all hope for is progress of this district.”
Himmelberger has been asked to put together some goals that he can attain. “We want these to be real goals that he sets and we want to see the progress. We see that he has the best interest of this district in his heart and that is very important to us.”
The negotiation process will begin on January 9.
The committee and Oxford High School principal Kevin Wells acknowledged the Oxford High School Pirates United group, which represented the Special Olympics Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, December 4, before the New England Patriots game with the Indianapolis Colts.
Patricia Ross, who is the local coordinator for the Oxford High School Pirates United, which includes the cheerleading team, accompanied the group on the trip. Ross was praised and congratulated for her efforts by both Himmelberger and Ennis.
The committee also approved a trip for the Oxford Middle School to go to Providence College for a visit. The day trip is for lady athletes and leaders in the school. Ennis, who will also be attending the trip, which focuses on being a good person, working hard, athletics and academics, said she was “thrilled to be going with the group.”
The next Oxford School Committee meeting is set for January 9, 2012, and will be held at Oxford High School. All meetings are open to the public.
- Tuesday, 13 December 2011
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