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Fall River Youth Workforce Partners

Multiple Education Pathways Blueprint Initiative (MEPB)

Grant Summary:

The Bristol Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is one of seven mid-size cities awarded $491,666 by the United States Department of Labor to implement a "Multiple Education Pathways Blueprint" (MEPB) grant in the City of Fall River. This two year planning grant will create a more accurate portrayal of the dropout population to shape interventions that address the scale and dimensions of our community's struggling and out-of-school youth population. Strategies will be articulated in a "Blueprint" developed by community  partners and stakeholders. This group, known as "Fall River Youth Workforce Partners," is committed to working together to find solutions developed with "shared vision, common agenda, accountability, and mutually beneficial outcomes."

The MEPB Leadership Team/Steering Committee:

Our Steering Committee will serve the MEPB process as an executive board for the duration of the grant, driving the Blueprint strategy; ensuring the goals and objectives specified in the grant are implemented; providing fiscal oversight, performance review, direction, and technical assistance to the full Partnership. Additionally, the Steering Committee will drive political will to support the full implementation of the blueprint in Fall River, and develop strategies to sustain ongoing growth of multiple education pathway options for the city's growth.

Our Steering Committee:

James Calkins
Interim Executive Director, Bristol Workforce Investment Board

Victor Capellan                    
Assistant Superintendent, Fall River Public Schools

Omari Walker
Principal of Alternative Education Programs

Paul Marshall
Principal, B.M.C Durfee High School

Laurie Godwin
Area Director, MA Depatment of Youth Services

Sandra Fitzsimmons/Angela Labbe
Regional Director, MA Department of Children and Families

Sarah Morrell
Director Upward Bound/Talent Search, Bristol Community College

M. Paula Raposa
Executive Director, SER Jobs for Progress

James Comer
Director of Field Operations, Fall River Housing Authority

Project Staff

Dale Hayden
MEPB Project Manager
Phone: (508) 675-1165, ext. 107
Email: dhayden@detma.org



Partner List

Data Action Research Team

Alternative Pathways Planning Team

Out-of-School Youth Planning Team

Youth Voice Committee




News and Notices

Click backpack to view community announcements

Please note, community-based flyers must first be approved by the Superintendent of Schools.  In an effort to reduce paper and other resources, flyers are no longer sent home in backpacks but are e-mailed home to families and placed into our online backpacks which can be accessed at anytime. If your organization wishes to have their flyer added to our digital backpack, please e-mail a copy to rcaron@fallriverschools.orgfor Superintendent's approval. 

School Opening Info.
Start/End Times

Closing Day(s) of School

The last day of school for students is Monday, June 26 with the last two days - Friday, June 23 and Monday, June 26 - being half days of school.  

Exception: The Henry Lord Community School had an extra day to makeup due to the failure of a heating unit on December 12.  Therefore, the last day for HLCS students will be Tuesday, June 27Friday, June 23 will be a full day for HLCS students only with Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 being the school's two half days.

Public Records Requests

Please submit all requests to
Tonya Casey, Admin. Assistant
417 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508-675-8420, ext. 53701

Parent/Student Portal Info

Intent To Submit Application For Funding

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)


Massachusetts required Fingerprinting

Multilingual Literacy Resources for Parents

Special Education Parent Advisory Council  &  Fall River Autism Community Group

Durfee Athletics Store

School Committee Survey

FRPS Home School Application

Fonseca Turnaround Plan

Greater Fall River Resource Guide

Superintendent's Proposed FY2018 Budget