About Southbridge Public Schools

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education placed Southbridge Public Schools in Level 5 on January 26, 2016. On May 2, 2016, the Dr. Jessica Huizenga became the Receiver for the district. The Commissioner and Receiver released the district’s Level 5 Turnaround Plan on June 24, 2016.

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 and Receiver released the district’s Level 5 Turnaround Plan on October 1, 2015. On September 23, 2016, the Dr. Zrike submitted a request to modify the district Turnaround Plan to simplify the titles of the plan’s priority areas and revise the titles of specific staff members and support teams. On October 6, 2016, the Commissioner approved the request for modifications.

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 Mr. Jeff Riley as Receiver for the district. On May 30, 2012, the Commissioner and Receiver released a Level 5 District Turnaround Plan for Lawrence. On May 29, 2015, the Commissioner renewed Lawrence's Level 5 District Turnaround Plan.