Level 5 Schools and Districts

Morgan Full Service Community School (Holyoke)

On August 18, 2017, Acting Commissioner Jeff Wulfson pursuant to M.G.L. c. 69, ´┐Ż 1J(w) and 603 CMR 2.00, determined that the Morgan Full Service Community School in Holyoke will remain in chronically underperforming status (Level 5), and the turnaround plan will be renewed for three years.

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Morgan School Renewed Turnaround Plan
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Morgan School Renewed Turnaround Plan, Spanish Version
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Morgan School Renewed Turnaround Plan Letter
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Morgan School Renewed Turnaround Plan Letter, Spanish Version

On November 29, 2016, Commissioner Chester approved Receiver Zrike's request to modify the Morgan Community School's Turnaround Plan.

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Commissioner's Letter Regarding Modification of Turnaround Plan
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Commissioner's Letter Regarding Modification of Turnaround Plan - Spanish
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Morgan Community School Receivership Letter - Spanish
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Morgan Turnaround Plan Memo

On July 1, 2015, Dr. Stephen Zrike, receiver for the Holyoke Public schools, assumed responsibility for the implementation of the turnaround plan for the Morgan School. Commissioner Chester notified Dr. Zrike of this appointment on June 12, 2015.

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Morgan Community School Receivership Letter

On June 9, 2014, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education heard the appeal made by the Holyoke Teachers Association (HTA) regarding the Morgan Turnaround Plan. The Board voted to accept four of HTA's proposed modifications. Below is the Morgan Full Service Community School Final Level 5 Turnaround Plan, as modified by the Board.

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Morgan Full Service Community School Final Level 5 Turnaround Plan as Modified by BESE
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Updated Morgan Financial Information

On May 19, 2014, the Holyoke Teachers Association (HTA) and the Holyoke School Committee filed appeals regarding the Morgan final Level 5 turnaround plan. On May 30, 2014, Commissioner Chester issued a memo to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), responding to that appeal. The Board will consider the appeal at its meeting on June 9, 2014.

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Holyoke School Committee Morgan Level 5 Appeal
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Morgan HTA Level 5 Appeal Cover Letter
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HTA Morgan Level 5 Appeal
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Morgan Level 5 Appeal Attachments A-B
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organ Level 5 Appeal Attachments C-E
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Morgan Level 5 Appeal Attachments F-L
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Morgan Level 5 Appeal Attachments M-P
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Morgan Level 5 Appeal Attachment Q
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Morgan Level 5 Appeal Attachments R-S
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Commissioner Chester's Memo to BESE
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ESE Memo to the Board from Legal Office (With Exhibits)

On April 18, 2014, Commissioner Chester issued his final Level 5 Turnaround Plan for Morgan Full Service Community School. Commissioner Chester has also issued a memo identifying which proposed modifications were incorporated into the final plan.

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Final Morgan Full Service Community School Turnaround Plan
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Modifications Memo

The statute (MGL Chapter 69, Section 1J) affords the Superintendent, school committee, and Local Stakeholder Group the opportunity to propose modifications to the preliminary Morgan turnaround plan. The following modifications were proposed by April 7, 2014.

  • No modifications were proposed by Superintendent Paez.
  • No modifications were proposed by the Holyoke School Committee.
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Modifications Proposed by the Morgan Local Stakeholder Group

On March 7, 2014, Commissioner Chester released the preliminary Level 5 turnaround plan for Morgan Full Service Community School.

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Morgan Full Service Community School: Preliminary Level 5 Turnaround Plan March 7, 2014
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Morgan Full Service Community School: Appendix B Preliminary MAGs March 7, 2014

On January 29, 2014, Commissioner Chester announced that Project GRAD will serve as receiver and turnaround operator for Morgan Full Service Community School. More information about Project GRAD can be found on their website: Project GRAD

Additional documents related to Morgan's level 5 status:

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Morgan Full Service Community School Local Stakeholder Group Recommendations

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