Fall to see changes in Haverhill public schools

September 6, 2013 by  

Superintendent James Scully of the school department in Haverhill, a city close to the town of Andover, recently announced many changes in both buildings and the education process for the upcoming school year. No doubt the school department has been using flyer printing to make parents and students aware of these alterations that are hoped will improve education in the community.

At the Consentino School, smaller classroom have been reconfigured from larger ones to relieve overcrowding and create new classrooms. Consentino and Whittier Middle School have also had electrical upgrades so as to accommodate new air-conditioning systems and improved technology. A plan is in place to expand the sports training area in the high school to include new treadmills and bikes, free weights, and other training equipment. This area is expected to be completed in about six months.

All the schools in the city will also be aligned with the 2011 curriculum frameworks and follow standards for instruction in math, science, English, and social studies. A new evaluation process will be in place wherein principals will be visiting teachers’ classrooms more often so as to be able to help them to become better teachers. The principals can come into classrooms without letting teachers know ahead of time, take notes, and then talk with the teachers about what they observed.

The superintendent has said that the goal of this new evaluation process is to make one standard process across all schools in the city so that all teachers in the community can be evaluated in the same way.