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.
Maricel SheetsDirector of METCO617-559-6132Stacie GladdenExecutive Secretary617-559-6132Lisa Reed, MSWMETCO CounselorNewton North617-559-6262Katani SumnerMETCO CounselorNewton South617-559-6569Melissa WongMETCO CounselorDay/Cabot/Burr/Franklin/Horace Mann/Peirce617-559-9134Daniel ArroyoMETCO CounselorOak Hill/Bowen/Countryside/Memorial Spaulding617-559-9200 (Oak Hill)
Emergency Access LineTo inquire about weather relatedemergencies such as weather-relateddelays or school closings:Call 617.559.9699Emergency ContactIt is a good idea to keep an emergencycontact card in your child's backpack tohelp METCO Inc staff quickly contactsomeone in case of an emergency.
Sandra StewartBus Monitor (Kindergarten 1)Franklin/Burr/Williams/PeirceDarlene AtkinsBus Monitor (Red Parrots Bus 1)Horace Mann/Angier/Mason Rice/ZervasMonique HoustonBus Monitor (Yellow Ducks Bus 2)Ward/Bowen/Countryside/Memorial-SpauldingShanna Person-JohnsonBus Monitor (Blue Bluebirds Bus 3)Underwood/Lincoln Eliot/CabotNadine PankinsBus Monitor (Green Hummingbirds Bus 4)Franklin/Burr/Williams/PeirceTeon CooperBus Monitor (Boston Bus 5)Day/BigelowRobin Elam-MillerBus Monitor (Boston Hawks Bus 6)Brown/Oak Hill