Dear MPS Caregivers and Families,
First, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Ligia Noriega-Murphy, the new superintendent for the Malden Public Schools.
I know that many of you are eager to hear our plans for our before- and after-school programs for the 2021-22 school year. While we will be able to run our before-school program at full capacity, our after-school program may need to run at a lower capacity due to a shortage of available staff.
Since last spring, the Malden Out-of-School Time (MOST) Program team has been working hard to relaunch the before- and after-school programs at Beebe, Forestdale, Linden, and Salemwood. Like many industries affected by COVID-19, however, childcare providers and schools have been deeply impacted by program closures and staffing shortages. As a result, seats in the after-school program will be limited as we relaunch the program.
I know this news will be disappointing to many of our families. We are doing our very best to staff these programs. We aim to gradually increase enrollment in the after-school program during the school year as we hire and train more staff at each school.
I encourage everyone in our school district community to spread the word and assist us in recruiting staff. Please feel free to share this employment opportunity with others and via social media. Here is the link to the job description:
Message for social media:
Malden Public Schools’ Out-of-School Time (MOST) Program is hiring for SY21-22! 7-8:15am and 2-6pm Mon-Fri, up to 19.5 hrs. Starting pay: $18.50 Asst. Teachers, $22.50 Before School and Afterschool Teachers, $28 Site Coordinators. For more info: email@example.com
If you have questions about these programs or would like to check on your child’s registration status, please contact the MOST Program office at 781-870-7684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support and understanding.