About Southbridge Public Schools

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education placed Southbridge Public Schools in Level 5 on January 26, 2016. Within a short period of time, the Commissioner is expected to name a receiver to lead the district. The receiver will be accountable for improving education in Southbridge for the benefit of every student.

About Holyoke Public Schools

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education placed Holyoke Public Schools in Level 5 on April 28, 2015. On June 1, 2015, the Commissioner named Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr. as receiver of the district. The Commissioner approved the district’s Level 5 Turnaround Plan on October 1, 2015.

About Lawrence Public Schools

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education placed the Lawrence School District in Level 5 in November 2011, the first district in the state to be designated Level 5. In January 2012, the Commissioner named a receiver for the district. On May 30, 2012, the Commissioner approved a Level 5 District Turnaround Plan for Lawrence. On May 29, 2015, the Commissioner renewed Lawrence's Level 5 District Turnaround Plan.