Monday, September 01, 2008

First day of school for new Springfield superintendent

Just noticed I received this release:

"About 26,000 Springfield students will head back to school for the new year on Tuesday, September 2, and new Superintendent Dr. Alan Ingram will join them.

Dr. Ingram will start the school year at the breakfast table with students at Chestnut Middle School at 7:30 a.m. From there, the superintendent will visit four other schools across the city to welcome teachers, students and parents to another academic year.

“We have tremendously high hopes for a great school year,” said Dr. Ingram, who was named superintendent of Springfield Public Schools in July. “If we all work together and stay focused on the most important thing, which is student learning, we will see great academic progress this year. Our students are excited, our parents are hopeful, and our teachers and ready to serve.”

Dr. Ingram expects to be joined on the school tour at various points Tuesday by Mayor Domenic Sarno and members of the Springfield School Committee, some of whom will be visiting other schools as well.

Springfield’s 44 schools open on a staggered schedule, with some high schools starting at 7:35 a.m. and some elementary schools at 8:50 a.m. Parents should check with their school or the Springfield Public Schools website,, to verify school start times.

Superintendent’s first day of school schedule
September 2, 2008

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast with students at Chestnut Middle School.

8:30 a.m. – Greet students and staff at Brightwood Elementary School.

9:15 a.m. –Visit with students and staff at Putnam Vocational-Technical High School.

10:00 a.m. –Visit students and staff at Brunton Elementary School.

10:45 a.m. – Visit students and staff; observe classes and progress of first day at STEM Middle Academy.

1 comment:

dogboy443 said...

Wait until he tries to go to Central High School. Construction started in front of the high school the day after school ended last June, and it's till in the works! Traffic this morning was tied up for quite a long time, especially in the East bound lane of Roosevelt. Traffic was backed up for a couple miles after the DPW merged three lanes into one. Is it me or do you think they should have gotten this completed before the ramping up of traffic and congestion? I saw people screeching out of the high school as we went by, yelling and hollering at the construction crews. Three traffic police officers were there, but in all the wrong places.
Let's see the Superintendent try and get up Roosevelt and be perplexed why kids are late to school today.