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M.E.T.C.O. Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity is a state-funded educational program designed to eliminate racial imbalance through the busing of children from Boston and Springfield to public systems in surrounding suburban metropolitan communities.

The METCO Program is open to all children of African American, Latino, Asian and Native American descent who reside in the City of Boston and volunteer to participate.

The Newton METCO Program is comprised of a diverse group of students from broad ethnic, cultural, economic and religious backgrounds possessing a range of educational strengths and needs. Newton's METCO program is the largest, maintaining a targeted enrollment of 431 students (3.4%).  Students are enrolled in all 21 schools, in Kindergarten
through Grade 12.

Enrollment into the Program begins at the METCO, Inc. office at 40 Dimock Street in Roxbury.
The Newton METCO Program does NOT accept registration application, referrals or transfers. 

Events

  • METCO Lobby Day-April 4th

     

    Due to weather conditions Lobby Day has been rescheduled for APRIL 4, 2017


     

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  • April 29th - Commemorating 50 Years of METCO in Newton

     

    On Saturday, April 29th, the Newton Public Schools will commemorate 50 years of partnership with METCO, the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. We hope you can join us for this special evening as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the METCO program.

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METCO Staff

Maricel Sheets
Director of METCO
617-559-6132
maricel_sheets@newton.k12.ma.us
 
Stacie Gladden
Executive Secretary
617-559-6132
stacie_gladden@newton.k12.ma.us
 
Lisa Reed, MSW
METCO Counselor
Newton North 
617-559-6262
lisa_reed@newton.k12.ma.us
 
Katani Sumner
METCO Counselor
Newton South 
617-559-6569
katani_sumner@newton.k12.ma.us
 
Melissa Wong
METCO Counselor 
Day/Cabot/Burr/Franklin/Horace Mann/Peirce  
617-559-9134 
melissa_wong@newton.k12.ma.us
 
Alyssa Arzola
METCO Counselor 
Oak Hill/Bowen/Memorial Spaulding   
617-559-9200 (Oak Hill) 
alyssa_arzola@newton.k12.ma.us
 
Gillian VanDelft
METCO Counselor 
Brown/Angier/Countryside/Mason-Rice/Zervas  
617-559-6916
gillian_vandelft@newton.k12.ma.us
 
Michelle Reddick
METCO Counselor 
Bigelow/Lincoln-Eliot/Underwood/Ward  
617-559-6817
michelle_reddick@newton.k12.ma.us 
Emergency Access Line
 
To inquire about weather related
emergencies such as weather-related
delays or school closings:
Call 617.559.9699
 Snowing
 
Emergency Contact 
 
It is a good idea to keep an emergency
contact card in your child's backpack to
help METCO Inc staff quickly contact
someone in case of an emergency. 
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Bus Monitors

Sandra Stewart
Bus Monitor (Kindergarten 1)
Franklin/Burr/Williams/Peirce
  
TBA
Bus Monitor (Elementary 1)
Horace Mann/Angier/Mason Rice/Zervas
 
Bonnie Palmer-Penn
Bus Monitor (Elementary 2)
Ward/Bowen/Countryside/Memorial-Spaulding 
 
Darlene Atkins
Bus Monitor (Elementary 3)
Underwood/Lincoln Eliot/Cabot
 
Nadine Pankins
Bus Monitor (Elementary 4)
Franklin/Burr/Williams/Peirce
 
Robin Elam-Miller 
Bus Monitor (Boston Bus 5)
Bigelow/Oak Hill  also Brown/Oak Hill late bus
 
TBA
Bus Monitor (Boston Bus 6)
Day/Brown also Bigelow/Day late bus 
 
 
 
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