What is the METCO program?The Metco program is a state-funded grant program that promotes diversity and educational opportunity for more than 3,300 Boston and Springfield school students, as well as thousands of students in the Metco receiving school districts. The Metco program was started in the 1960s t… Continue
What is the legislative language for METCO?Chapter 76, Section 12A of Massachusetts General Laws states that "the school committee of any city or town or any regional school district may adopt a plan for attendance at its schools by any child who resides in another city, town, or regional school district in which racial i… Continue
METCO in ReadingThe Reading METCO program is currently composed of 67 K-12 students that attend 7 different schools in the district. Our mission is to provide students with educational opportunities designed to enrich their academic, personal and interpersonal experiences. It is our belief that … Continue
Friends of METCO Host Family ProgramReading Public Schools is a participating district in the METCO program. Our students who participate in the METCO program travel by bus or parents’ transportation to get between their Boston homes and RPS each school day. In effort to ensure that our students in the METCO pro… Continue
Reading METCO Parent CommitteeThe purpose of the Reading METCO parent committee is to bring together parents and staff to accomplish goals that will benefit students and families attending Reading Public Schools. The committee is composed of A Chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, assistant treasurer and a… Continue
MLK Day ChoirThe MLK choir was organized by METCO Director, Jason Cross in 2014 for METCO to have a presence at the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event held by the Town of Reading each year. The choir started with 8 METCO students singing R. Kelly’s “I believe I can fly.” Since then, the … Continue
Apple PickingEach year we try to come together and visit Honey Pot Hill Orchards for apple picking, fresh donuts and hayrides. This is an opportunity for residents, admin and METCO families to come together for some fun & fellowship This event is organized by the Reading METCO Parent Committ… Continue
Pool PartySince 2010, residents Mark and Linda Dockser have hosted what has become the Annual FriendsofMETCO pool party at their home. This is an opportunity for residents, admin and METCO families to come together for some fun, food and fellowship. This event is usually held in the month … Continue
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