School Committee to Discuss Special Education Director

Haverhill School Committee President Gail M. Sullivan is one of the panelists. (WHAV News photograph.)

Haverhill School Committeewoman Gail M. Sullivan.

The Haverhill School Committee expected to discuss Thursday night the status of plans to hire a permanent special education director.

Details were not provided in Thursday’s meeting agenda materials on Committeewoman Gail M. Sullivan’s request to discuss the position currently filled by Interim Director of Special Education Kyle Riley. Special education issues discussed by the committee in recent months included a need to replace aging transport vans while the school department manages a “potential” $500,000 budget deficit in the current fiscal year, as reported by WHAV last November. Earlier, aimed at containing costs, a residency enforcement policy against alleged out of state student enrollment in city school services, including special education, was raised last September by committee President Scott W. Wood Jr.

During a performance evaluation by the committee last December, Superintendent James F. Scully noted out-of-district (special education) students numbers “continue to decrease.”

In another agenda item, Committeeman Sven A. Amirian has requested discussion on the frequency of school budget accounting spreadsheets provided to the committee. The reports, according to Amirian, “provide a monthly accounting of the budget showing percent spent and percent remaining in each major account.”

The Haverhill School Committee meets at 7 p.m., Thursday, in Theodore A. Pelosi Jr. Council Chambers at Haverhill City Hall.

2 thoughts on “School Committee to Discuss Special Education Director

  1. I have watched this lady for two meeting and I already cant stand listening to her anymore. Her and the bald guy next to her Amarian just wanna increase taxes and spend more money. Typical far left liberals with no clue. Can I go back and change my vote with these two socialists?