LONGMEADOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS | 535 BLISS ROAD | LONGMEADOW, MA 01106 | P 413-565-4200 | F 413-565-4215
M. Martin O'Shea, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Administrative Assistant & Notary Public
413-565-4200 Ext 4012
THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
The office of the Superintendent is responsible for overseeing the successful operation of the district’s six schools, inclusive of all school-sponsored activities and student experiences. School programs and student activities as well as finances, special services, instruction, technology, and professional development are coordinated through the office of the Superintendent.
The Superintendent along with his Administrative Team consisting of the 6 Building Principals; Asst. Superintendent for Learning; Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations; Pupil Services Director; Director of Technology; and Asst. Principal of the High School work collaboratively to keep a focus on "eyes on the child - learning".
Individuals with questions regarding any aspect of the district’s operation are encouraged to call, write or email the Superintendent of Schools. Inquiries will be directed to the appropriate school personnel and a response will be forthcoming.
The Superintendent of Schools is pleased to communicate directly with future, current, or past users of the Longmeadow Public Schools. Above average attention to the community’s children and ultimately all residents constitute the central value of the Longmeadow Public Schools.
Superintendent's Corner Videos
Superintendent's Corner - 5/22/2020
Superintendent Update - 4/8/2020 School Calendar 2019-2020
Superintendent Update - 3/20/2020
Superintendent's Corner - 2/25/2020 Partnership between LPS and LEEF
Superintendent's Corner - 3/5/2019 Focus on Curriculum
Superintendent's Corner Ep5 - 4/26/2018 with students from Longmeadow High School
Superintendent's Corner Ep4 - 12/19/2017 with Shelly Warren and Paul McNeil of the Close Community Coalition
Superintendent's Corner Ep3 - 11/21/2017 with Fire Chief, John Dearborn and Police Chief, John Stankewicz
Superintendent's Corner Ep2 - 9/22/2017 Elementary Homework Guiding Principles and Elementary Standards-based Report Card
Superintendent's Corner Ep1 - 8/8/2017 Update on activities to prepare for 2017-2018 School Year
Public Records & Freedom of Information Requests
In accordance with "An Act to Improve Public Records," Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2016, Longmeadow Public Schools has provided the following information in compliance with the new act effective January 1, 2017: Custodian of Records and Records Access Officer (RAO): Dr. M. Martin O'Shea, Ed. D., Superintendent of Schools Longmeadow Public Schools requests that all Public Records and Freedom of Information requests be in writing. Requests can be submitted via email or USPS:
RAO: RAO@longmeadow.k12.ma.us or Dr. M. Martin O'Shea, Ed. D., Superintendent of Schools, 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106
School Choice Information
School Choice 2020-2021
Posted March 11, 2020
The Longmeadow School Committee, at its meeting on March 10, 2020, voted to accept new School Choice applications from students residing within the state of MA and interested in attending the Longmeadow Public Schools beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Openings are only available for:
Grade 3 - 5 seats
Grade 9 - 5 seats
The School Choice lottery was held on Tuesday, May 5th. The available slots are now full, and a wait list for both grades has been established. Applications received after the lottery was held will be added to the end of the waitlist in the order they are received.
After the deadline, a School Committee member will randomly select from the eligible applications, those who will be offered one of the available seats. Eligible applications received in excess of the number of seats available will be placed on a wait list. The wait list will be utilized if one of the accepted students does not enroll for the 2020-2021 school year.
THE SCHOOL CHOICE PROCESS
The Longmeadow Public Schools participates in the School Choice program. The school choice program allows parents to send their children to schools in communities other than the city or town in which they reside. Tuition is paid by the sending district to the receiving district. Districts may elect to not accept new school choice students if space is not available in a given year.
Each year, the School Committee studies the anticipated enrollment for the coming school year and decides if they will accept new School Choice students. If the School Committee decides to accept new School Choice students for the upcoming school year, they also decide how many new students and what grade level(s). Applications will only be accepted for students entering the grades where openings are available. The School Committee conducts a lottery with all valid applications received by the application deadline. Applications that are received in a number in excess of the available openings will be placed on a waiting list. Applicants that are placed on a waitlist must reapply in subsequent years; waitlists do not carry forward from one year to the next. Students that are accepted to attend the Longmeadow Public Schools, may continue their educational career until they graduate, voluntarily decide to withdraw or move outside the state of Massachusetts.
Prior to acceptance to the Longmeadow Public Schools through the School Choice program, student records, including a student's discipline record, may be reviewed.