His name will appear on the ballot on November 3, 2020.
Attorney Robert S. McCarthy announced he is seeking re-election to the Northeast Vocational School Committee and his name will appear on the ballot on November 3, 2020. Attorney McCarthy is currently practicing law with The McCarthy Law Group. The twelve communities included in the Northeast School District are Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester, Saugus, Chelsea, Reading, North Reading, Revere, Winthrop, and Woburn.
Attorney Robert S. McCarthy was first elected to serve on the Northeast Vocational School Committee in 1998 and he has brought his legal, financial, and curriculum development experience to the school committee deliberations. During his tenure on the board, he served as the Chairman of the School’s Budget Committee where he led the effort to revise the entire budget process.
He advocated for budget measures that allowed for the budget to be more transparent and accountable to the cities and towns that Northeast serves. McCarthy also proposed the implementation of a detailed line-item budget format for the school. McCarthy said, “The implementation of this budget format allowed for a cost-effective process to look at all school expenditures to mandate that the budget is fiscally sound as well as being educationally sound.”
Attorney McCarthy is especially proud that Northeast has been designated as a Level 1 school by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. According to McCarthy, “Level 1” is the highest-ranking that a school can achieve from DESE.
McCarthy also serves on the Northeast School Building Committee working diligently with the Massachusetts School Building Authority and the 12 sending communities to obtain funding for a new state of the art vocational school building on the current site. McCarthy explains that we are currently in the Feasibility Study stage of the MSBA process. “These are exciting times for the Northeast Family. The realization that a state of the art facility with all the up- to- date high-tech equipment and technologies is foreseeable within the next few years is evidence of the School Committee’s commitment to seeing this project through to fruition.”
During McCarthy’s tenure on the board, he also led the effort to have Northeast students do many community projects that enabled cities and towns in the District to complete projects at a very reasonable cost. These projects were done by the Northeast students which allowed them to gain real-life experience and saved the cities and towns valuable financial resources in the process. Attorney McCarthy is committed to Northeast’s goal of offering quality vocational education to its 1340 students.
Attorney McCarthy is certified as a Superintendent–Director of a Vocational Technical School by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Over the past few months, Attorney Robert S. McCarthy has been canvassing the 12 cities and towns in the Northeast School District speaking with many residents in an effort to discuss his educational views with them. He respectfully asks for your vote on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, to re-elect him to the Northeast Vocational School Committee.