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Community Schools

The programs listed below are designed to support a designated group of students and/or adults within the Foxborough Public Schools environment:

Local Staff Development Opportunities (LSDO)

The educational leaders of the Foxborough, North Attleborough, Norfolk, Millis, Bellingham, King Philip, and BICO Collaborative public school districts, have jointly created the Local Staff Development Opportunities (LSDO) Project. LSDO is an ongoing effort by these school districts, to effectively offer high quality, content-related professional development programs to their respective faculties. These programs would allow "no cost" alternatives for obtaining the PDPs required by the Massachusetts Department of Education for re-certification. LSDO courses are approved by a specific college/university, so participants may opt to also purchase and receive college credits for their efforts.

Any faculty member from a participating town is eligible to participate. All LSDO courses are developed through a comprehensive, nine-district needs assessment, and are targeting topics the teachers have requested. Check the LSDO website for current course listings.

METCO Program

The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) is a state funded program that was designed to promote quality integrated educational opportunities for suburban and urban students from the Greater Boston area. The METCO Program has been providing diverse cultural experiences since September 6, 1966, when 220 students took their first bus ride to classrooms in seven suburban districts. At the birth of METCO, funding for the program was provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 1968, with the passage of the Racial Imbalance Act, the program became funded by the State of Massachusetts. Since 1966, the METCO Program has expanded to 32 suburban communities where over 3200 students from Boston attend.

The Foxborough METCO Program places 55 students from Boston. This program is committed to educational excellence for all children. In addition, it strives to promote a closer understanding and cooperation between urban and suburban students, families, and faculty.

The METCO Family Friends Network is another supportive aspect of the METCO partnership where Foxborough families volunteer to become friendly contacts for Boston families. The Family Friends Network provides opportunities for Foxborough and Boston children and their parents to broaden relationships through the sharing of family, cultural, and social experiences. Open and regular communication is encouraged through out the system to help nurture the mutual development of relationships.

To learn more about the Family Friends Network, please contact us.

School-To-Career Program

The Attleboro Area School-To-Career Partnership supports an approach to learning that is for ALL students. It's programs and activities are based on the concept that education is most useful for students when they apply what they learn to real life and real work experiences.

Our successes have been the culmination of partnerships we have made with employers, schools, colleges, educators, students, and parents.

The partnership's efforts are designed to allow students to explore careers and acquire skills, knowledge and attributes they need to suceed in an ever changing work environment.

Contact: Ellen Pillsbury, Career Specialist
Phone: 508-543-1620
E-Mail:pillsburye@foxborough.k12.ma.us
Web:http://www.schooltocareer.info