Pledge of Allegiance during Gardner MA School Committee Meeting January 4, 2022
Little Chair

Mayor Nicholson announced that the little chairs Gardner often gives out will now be made by a woodworking class at Gardner High School, thanking teachers spearheading the effort, “teaching students to measure twice and cut once.”

First Gardner MA School Committee Meeting of New Year

Superintendent Mark Pellegrino praised the work of Rebecca McCaffrey, Director of Health Services for “work and dedication” on the 1-4-22 vaccine clinic.  The following officers were elected at the meeting: Elected Vice Chair – Attorney Jennifer Pelavin, Elected Finance Officer – John Lafreniere, Elected Alternate finance officers – Robert Swartz, Attorney Pelavin, Elected Secretary – Rachael Cormier. Per the City Charter, the Mayor serves as the Chairman of the School Committee. 

The Superintendent reported a Covid 19 updated: 270 tests and thousands of KM 95 masks were received on New Year’s Day, 100 tests were distributed, and 4 staff members tested positive with the home tests.  75 cases in the district, 14 are staff and 61 students. — Building update was very brief: new Elementary School is proceeding on time and on budget. —    Watch the entire meeting on YouTube or on our Gardner MA School Committee page

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