After only one year at Rochester Memorial School, Dr. Moira Rodgers has resigned from her position as principal, but she assured members of the Rochester School Committee that she had taken all the proper steps for a smooth transition to the next principal and administration.
“I want to make sure that everyone knows that I will have as much in place that I can have in place [so that everything goes smoothly next year],” said Rodgers. “I feel confident that the transition will be successful.”
She also took the time to thank everyone on the Rochester School Committee, as well as staff, students, and parents at RMS.
“Words cannot express my gratitude,” Rodgers said. “I’ve learned so much and I’m so grateful to everyone and everything that this year has afforded me.”
She added that she felt that the school had taken some major steps within the year that should be beneficial for years to come.
“I feel that we have made some plans and changes that will be best for the students and staff there,” she said.
Members of the Committee also thanked Rodgers for her service.
In other news, the Committee unanimously decided to change Kindergarten from a half-day to full one. The class would also remain free of charge.
According to White, Marion and Mattapoisett both have full-day programs, and he also said that half-day is still an option for students, but that decision is up to the parents.
Full-day bus transportation will be included for Kindergarten students, but half-day students would need to provide their own ride from school.
“It’s very exciting for the kids,” member Tina Rood said.
By Nick Walecka