On December 15 the Board of Directors of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education held a regularly scheduled meeting in Malden.
On the agenda for that meeting was a discussion of the just released District Review for the Southbridge School District.
As a result of that review, as well as a consideration of prior history, Commissioner Mitchell Chester indicated that the prospect that Southbridge would be moved into level V status remained on the table.
If that were to take place, Southbridge would join Lawrence and Holyoke as Massachusetts communities that the DESE had moved into receivership.
Following is a video of that meeting as it relates to Southbridge.