Schools

ROUNDUP: Kindergarten Committee Notice, Low Crime and Golf Tournament

Here’s some news and notes from around town.

Westford 15th Safest Town in Massachusetts

In a recent report from the Chelmsford Patch, Westford was named as the 15th safest town in Massachusetts according to the website Safewise.com

The study took 2012 FBI crime statistics, showing Westford with a violent crime rate of .49 per thousand and a property crime rate of 7.15 per thousand.

For more, see the Patch story or the study on Safewise.com

Citizens’ Advisory Council Members Wanted to Study Kindergarten Issue

Westford School Superintendent Bill Olsen released a notice earlier this week looking for parents and community members for an upcoming Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Kindergarten issues.

According to the notice, the Committee will research “the purpose of analyzing research and longitudinal achievement differentials between students in full-day versus half-day kindergarten programs in urban and non-urban school districts.”

Five community members and parents will join Olsen and three staff members in building a study on full-day kindergarten to present to the School Committee.

More information on the proposed committee is available at the Westford School Department website.

Anyone interested is asked to send an e-mail Olsen at [email protected] with the title “Kindergarten CAC”, an explanation of why they would like to serve and an attached resume.

Membership on the Committee will be approved in August.

Golf Tournament at Butter Brook Country Club

The Billerica Lions Club will be hosting the 32nd annual William H. Flaherty Memorial Golf Tournament at the Butter Brook Golf Club on July 21 at 7:30 a.m.

Entry cost for the event is $125 or $500 for a foursome.

The Butter Brook Golf Club is located on 157 Carlisle Road, near Route 27.

More information is available at billericalionsclub.org