Message from the Principal – Dec 12, 2018

Hello Hastings Families,

Superintendent Julie Hackett joins the Hastings community tomorrow night as a guest speaker at the PTO Meeting.  Dr. Hackett started in Lexington in July and immediately immersed herself in the community. In her first months here she has visited all the schools multiple times, hired leaders in buildings and for district wide positions and collaborated with the School Committee to expand their Meeting format to include Community Speak after agenda items.  Over the summer Dr. Hackett worked with the Administrative Team to reflect, research, and subsequently write the position paper “A Call to Action”, outlining discipline issues facing students of color and those with identified special needs. Her leadership refocused our work on these complex and important issues so that the entire professional and parent community is able to openly discuss them and build consensus on solutions. Dr. Hackett is engaging in a facility master planning initiative as well as launching a strategic planning process for the schools.  We look forward to welcoming Dr. Hackett to Hastings on December 13th from 6:00-7:30 pm. (Babysitting is available)

Louise Lipsitz