Most of the records in this collection were created in the nineteenth century. They document planning for the repair and building of schools, splitting the town into separate districts, the hiring and firing of teachers, and the administering of schools within each district. Documents relating to disciplining students include the “Report on Events Leading to Expelling Emey Colburn by the Westborough School Association, 1840” (OS.02), “Adopted By-Laws Concerning Truant Children, 1871” (1.015), and entries from March 14-28, 1887 in School Committee Records, 1862-1892 (1.002).
Official collection name: Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Schools
Location: Shelving and Oversize
Local identifier: OD.004 (Accession number 2015.02)
Creator: Town of Westborough
Extent: 3 linear feet (1 banker box + 1 oversize box)
Subject: Schools–Westborough (Mass.)
Finding aid: OD004 – Westborough School Docs