Important Message from Dr Azar

DESE Budget Letter
Dear Dighton-Rehoboth Community,

Please see the letter from the Commissioner of Education regarding our budget. As referenced in my recent Roundtable Newsletter, I am sharing this letter with you.

Fortunately, we will not have to reduce any programs or staff for 2020.

Thank you for your continued support. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks, Dr. Azar

Click the image of the letter or this link to read (pdf)

Dr. Azar's Official Statement on DESE Letter:

"I believe the letter from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is a win win for our school district and our two towns.  It clearly indicates that the "compromise budget" between the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen and the School Committee was well thought out and did not reduce personnel or town services on the Rehoboth municipality. Nor did it impact school programs or staff in the school district.  The letter further recognizes that Dighton has already supported their assessment.
Therefore, our administration looks forward to continue to work with all stakeholders as we have always done in the past.  Our FY 2021 budget is already in progress and we will follow the directions set forth in the D.E.S.E communication."
Dr. Azar

 School Committee comment by Katherine Cooper:

The School Committee is relieved to have a secure budget in place that supports the educational and extracurricular needs of our students. With a 0.66% budget increase, we believe we have provided students with the best services possible while being fiscally responsible to the member towns.

Please take a moment to read the Superintendent's Roundtable click the link to get a pdf
Superintendent's Roundtable

Lead and Copper Compliance Sampling Report 11/4/2019:

Dear Parents:
As you may know, Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle School is also a public water system (PWS) responsible for providing
drinking water that meets state and federal standards. This notice reports the lead and copper results from the
samples collected at this facility on 9/27/2019.

Link to PDF of Lead and Copper Compliance Sampling Report


Dr. Anthony C. Azar, Superintendent of Schools, enjoyed a night out at our local libraries recently sponsoring Library Card Night for our two elementary schools. It was a great opportunity for families in Dighton and Rehoboth to bring their children to the library to register for their first library card. Dr. Azar even brought his family to the Blanding Library to register his son, Donny, for his first library card.

Dr. Azar thanked the many families that took advantage of this wonderful opportunity for their child(ren) to experience our local libraries. He also thanked the staff at both libraries, the administrative teams from both schools and his Administrative Assistant, Celeste Sullivan, for scheduling library card night.

Due to the success of Library Card Night, Dr. Azar announced that, at a future date the staff from both town libraries will visit the schools. Students that were unable to attend Library Card Night will have an opportunity to sign up at school.

If you would like further information in regard to signing your child up for their first library card please contact your child's school or the library in the town that you reside.

Dr Azar and Ms Miguel at Rehoboth Public Library



 Palmer River Elementary School

326 Winthrop Street

Rehoboth, MA 02769

508-252-5100      Fax 508-252-5110

Mrs. Arlene Miguel, Principal

Mrs. Elise DuBois, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Pat Rupp, Secretary

Mrs. Linda Saxon, Secretary

Mrs. Therese Hutson, School Nurse

Kristin Donahue Special Education Director; District Harassment Title IX Officer; Director of Extended School Year Program;
Grant Officer; Homeless Liaison for McKinney Vento Program 508-252-5000
extension 5147  

 Our school motto is: 

Bee Respectful

Bee Responsible


Bee Safe


Letter from Dr. Azar with link to 2018-2019 District Report Card



Please consider taking the following survey which was created by the Rehoboth Economic Development Committee.
 The Economic Development Committee is an appointed board through the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen.

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