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Old 01-30-2021, 10:57 AM
 
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James Jette named superintendent of Milton Public Schools.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/01/...outputType=amp
He had been interim superintendent since the summer.
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Old 01-30-2021, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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He had been interim superintendent since the summer.
Yea, good for them staying in house and calling off a “national search” (a national search? For superintendent of a 4,500 student suburban school district? That’s a thing?)
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Old 01-30-2021, 06:03 PM
 
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Well apparently there are too many kids in the Milton school system along with some issues that the black kids all go to tucker mostly. Doesn't sound like the easiest position right now especially during a pandemic.
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Old 01-30-2021, 08:38 PM
 
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I think some posters are assuming 200k median income towns, which is upper-middle class to elite. That’s Weston, Dover, etc. and the actual working households within are likely well above $200k. Fixed incomes and marginal incomes drag down the median.

If talking individual households I would agree that $200k is middle class. A senior tradesman and public employee could pull that income.
Yeah exactly. To have the median that high you need to have much higher values and very few poor. In Weston about 2% of the population lives below the poverty line and the per capita income is over 105,000$. So, a family of for in Weston easily can make well over 400k. 105k per capita is ridiculously high, in Wellesley is 70k, in Norfolk county, the richest in MA, is 47k.

200k can be middle class or upper middle class, it depends on the number of kids. I think up to 2 kids can be considered upper middle class.
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Old 01-30-2021, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Old 01-30-2021, 09:17 PM
 
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Dukes county is poorer than the state average. The uber-rich don't live on the island, they vacation there.
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:19 AM
 
Location: North of Boston
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I think some posters are assuming 200k median income towns, which is upper-middle class to elite. That’s Weston, Dover, etc. and the actual working households within are likely well above $200k. Fixed incomes and marginal incomes drag down the median.

If talking individual households I would agree that $200k is middle class. A senior tradesman and public employee could pull that income.
I agree they are very different. I was reading his/her post and reading it as $200K in take home pay on an individual basis. there are so few median income towns >$200k that i didnt think it was useful info.

I would have been wrong.
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:21 AM
 
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Dukes county is poorer than the state average. The uber-rich don't live on the island, they vacation there.
Or retired there.
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Old 02-01-2021, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Hyde Park, MA
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Well apparently there are too many kids in the Milton school system along with some issues that the black kids all go to tucker mostly. Doesn't sound like the easiest position right now especially during a pandemic.
Not the thread for it but going to point this out anyway....

It's not like Milton is taking Black kids from East Milton and busing them to Tucker. Neighborhood elementary schools are part of Milton's charm. It would be short-sighted to start forcing kids out of school with their neighbors all in the name of "diversity".
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Old 02-01-2021, 11:10 AM
 
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Not the thread for it but going to point this out anyway....

It's not like Milton is taking Black kids from East Milton and busing them to Tucker. Neighborhood elementary schools are part of Milton's charm. It would be short-sighted to start forcing kids out of school with their neighbors all in the name of "diversity".
Right there was a heated discussion on this on the Milton facebook page. Some black families are upset that based on the zone they live in their kids go to tucker with mostly other black kids. Some white parents said they purposely chose that area because they want their kids to go a more diverse school. The main argument was that it's done by zoning and if parents want their kids to go to another school they should move. Some parents did not want their kids taken out of the district school area because they see value in their kids walking to school with the other neighborhood kids. The schools are the same, it's not like some are better than others...although it was mentioned why does just Cunningham offer French immersion.
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