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Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

By D.J. Deeb, M.A., M.S., M.Ed.   As most Valley Patriot readers already know, the Methuen Municipal Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th.  I am running for re-election to the…

Outstanding Methuen Teachers Recognized

Outstanding Methuen Teachers Recognized

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2017 Things are beginning to wind down for the year with Methuen Public Schools. At our June 12th Methuen School Committee meeting, members of the…

Methuen School Committee Reduces Budget

Methuen School Committee Reduces Budget

By: DJ DEEB – June, 2017 At our May 22nd Methuen School Committee meeting, members of the committee voted to approve an operating budget for fiscal year 2018 of $72…

Unfunded Mandates Hurt Methuen Taxpayers

Unfunded Mandates Hurt Methuen Taxpayers

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2017 There have been many noteworthy stories about the City of Methuen this past month. New contracts have been approved by city officials, the Marijuana…

Methuen School Officers Engage in Residency Checks!

Methuen School Officers Engage in Residency Checks!

By: D.J. Deeb – Feb. 2017 There has been much discussion on social media regarding residency requirements for students attending Methuen schools. Unfortunately, most of the information appearing on these…

Methuen Taxpayers Deserve More Accountability From City Officials

Methuen Taxpayers Deserve More Accountability From City Officials

By: DJ Deeb – February, 2017 Methuen Public Schools are continuing to move forward and we have much to be proud of, but I am also disappointed to report that…

Methuen Parents Should Opt OUT of Mental Health Surveys

Methuen Parents Should Opt OUT of Mental Health Surveys

By: DJ Deeb – January, 2017 Although Methuen Public Schools are doing many terrific and important things, this month I have to offer constructive criticism on a program known as…

Presidential Election Offers Teachable Moments for Methuen Students

Presidential Election Offers Teachable Moments for Methuen Students

By: DJ Deeb – Dec. 2016 The fall has been a busy time for students and staff in Methuen public schools. September, October, and November have been packed with numerous…

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

By: DJ Deeb – Oct. 2016 Methuen Schools are on the move and many great things are happening with the start of the 2016-2017 school year. At our September 12th…

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

By: DJ Deeb – July, 2016 June proved to be a volatile month for both the City of Methuen budget and the Methuen Public Schools budget. Even though Mayor Steve…

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

Proposed Methuen Budget Is Unfair To Schools

By: D.J. Deeb – June, 2016 May has proven to be a very busy month for the Methuen School Committee as it almost always is. There have been several workshops…

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

By: DJ Deeb – May, 2016 The debate over Common Core has been heating up over the past several months, especially with the Presidential and Congressional Elections looming. The purpose…

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Prepared for Methuen Schools

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2016 After several years of asking for an updated Capital Improvement Plan for Methuen Public Schools, Facilities Director Bruce Stella presented a comprehensive 5-year plan…

Methuen High Graduation Moved Back to Nicholson Stadium

Methuen High Graduation Moved  Back to Nicholson Stadium

By: DJ Deeb – March. 2016 The Methuen High School Graduation will not be held at the Tsongas Arena after all. After much lobbying by members of the senior class…

Say NO To Common Core English at Methuen High

Say NO To Common Core  English at Methuen High

By: DJ Deeb – Feb. 2016 There is currently a push being made by some members of the Methuen School District Administration to push members of the Methuen School Committee…

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