State to review high school programs

Several of the programs offered at Norwell High School, including civil rights, English learner education, and special education, will be reviewed by state officials next month, according to a statement from the school. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will study the programs and visit the school during the week of March 12. Principal Matthew Keegan has been informed that officials will look at classrooms, review student records, interview administrators and staff, and survey parents. These visits are routinely conducted to satisfy federal and state requirements for the periodic review of specific educational programs and other services in Massachusetts schools. After the visit, the state will prepare a report for the superintendent and School Committee.