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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

No School Committee Members Come To City Council Meeting

There were no School Committee members present during a meeting of the City Council's Finance Committee Thursday night.

The Finance Committee invited the School Committee to discuss an appropriation of  $12

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Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Defends School Committee Letter

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the operational and policy issues facing the New Bedford School Committee are not the business of the City Council.

The School Committee wrote the Council a letter this week, asking Councilors to respect the school board's boundaries

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Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images
Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images

City Council Wants Answers On School Issues

The City Council is demanding answers from the School Committee.

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Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee
Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee

School Committee Hears Results Of Community Survey

The New Bedford School Department's first online community survey attracted 900 responses from parents, staff members, students and other interested parties. Results of the survey were presented to the School Committee last night

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Mitchell delivering FY15 budget proposal to city council.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Mitchell delivering FY15 budget proposal to city council.

Mayor Presents FY15 City Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his proposed budget to the City Council Wednesday night.

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)

Supt. Durkin Responds To Union Vote

Superintendent Pia Durkin says a recent vote questioning her ability to lead is nothing personal.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - School Committee holding budget hearing at New Bedford High School
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - School Committee holding budget hearing at New Bedford High School

Budget Receives School Committee Approval

Superintendent Pia Durkin says her FY15 budget request of $116.4 million represents the beginning of the recovery of New Bedford Public Schools.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - NB School Committee at Keith Middle School
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - NB School Committee at Keith Middle School

Longer Days Ahead For Students

Some New Bedford students will be spending more time in school beginning this fall.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Stanley Mickelson with his wife after Tuesday's victory.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Stanley Mickelson with his wife after Tuesday's victory.

Mickelson Wins Seat On Select Board

Dartmouth has a new select board member after Tuesday's election.

Stanley Mickelson beat David Faria by over 700 votes. The planning board member is new to the political scene, but is ready to serve the town

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Taylor Cormier/TSM
Taylor Cormier/TSM

Vice-Chair Of Fairhaven School Committee Passes Away

The Vice-Chairman of the Fairhaven School Committee has passed away.

School officials say David Gonsalves, thought to be in his early 50's, died unexpectedly on Monday.  He served on the School Committee for 8 years

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