Overview - Underwood-Ward Taskforce

  • In January 2020, the Newton Public Schools superintendent and School Committee formed a taskforce to jointly address the future of both Underwood and Ward. The task force is charged with presenting options to the School Committee and Superintendent Fleishman on the future of both school buildings by the end of the 2019-20 school year. The group is chaired by Eva Thompson, former principal and teacher in the Newton Public Schools and most recently, interim assistant superintendent of elementary education. Other members of the task force will include:

    (3) Underwood staff

    (3) Ward staff

    (2) Underwood parents/guardians

    (2) Ward parents/guardians

    (2) School Committee members

    (2) City Councilors

    (2) Assistant Superintendents

    (1) Director of Planning NPS

    (1) City of Newton Building Commissioner

Meeting Schedule

  • Wednesday, February 5th - Meeting with Underwood Community

    Wedneday, February 12th - Meeting with Ward Community

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