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Caldwell tribute, masks highlight school committee meeting

NORTH ATTLEBORO - The school department’s longest tenured employee was recognized by the school committee during their monthly meeting Monday night.

Janet Caldwell announced recently that she was retiring after 55-years of serving in a variety of roles within the school system.

Superintendent of Schools John Antonucci reviewed the many positions she’s held over the past six decades.

Click the first video below to stream the superintendent remarks.

Caldwell was featured a few years ago in North TV's “North Attleborough Legends” series. She was asked at the time why she was still working.

Click the second video below to stream Caldwell's answer.

Monday night’s school committee meeting was held in the emergency operations center inside the North Attleboro Police department building due to the number of people expected to thank Caldwell.

A number of parents of school-age children also attended to voice their opinions about a decision by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to grant Commissioner Jeffrey Riley the authority to mandate all public kindergarten through 12th grade students, educators and staff to wear masks through at least October 1.

The school committee does not have the authority to override the commissioner’s mandate.

Click the third video below to stream remarks from parents doing the public comments portion of the meeting. 

Monday’s meeting of the school committee can be seen in its entirety through September 23 on North TV’s Government Channel: Comcast channel 98 and Verizon channel 23.

The meeting can also be streamed for viewing at any time by becoming a North TV Insider.

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