School Committee expects changes

With two months to go before nomination papers become available, the Methuen School Committee election next fall is already shaping up to be one that will bring big changes. Three seats will definitely be open, and possibly a fourth, meaning a potential two-thirds turnover in committee members. Two current members, Evan Chaisson and Barbara Grondine, will have to surrender their seats due to term limits, while former city councilor Deborah Quinn — who ran to work on the high school renovation and expansion project — will move on now that that project is on schedule for a summer 2014 completion. Committee member Mark Graziano is considering stepping down due to time commitments as he pursues a second master’s degree.