2017-01-13 / Schools

Monty Tech notified of renewed school accreditation

Submitted to The Champion

FITCHBURG — School officials at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School were recently notified that the Commission of Public Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges has granted a renewal of the school’s accreditation.

The commission’s vote was based upon review of an evaluation report prepared by a visiting team consisting of 19 vocational education professionals who spent three days at the school last April, according to Monty Tech Principal Thomas R. Browne.

“We feel that the commission’s decision confirms the results of the extensive self-study which our faculty and administrators conducted over a period of 10 months,” Browne said. “We are convinced that the findings of our self-study, coupled with recommendations of the Committee on Public Secondary Schools’ visiting team, will assist us in developing priorities for further improvements in the school.

According to Superintendent-Director Sheila M. Harrity, the Committee on Public Secondary Schools requires that accredited schools submit progress reports following the evaluation to indicate the changes made to improve the school.

“In anticipation of these progress reports, our staff and administrators will immediately begin a follow-up program to review the self-study findings, and the visiting team report, to establish the order in which recommendations will be carried out,” Harrity said.

The report is available for viewing on the school’s website, www.montytech.net.

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