Approximately 5,500 students will begin their first day of classes in the Chelsea schools for the 2011-12 academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
There is a major change in leadership at the very top of the Chelsea School Department where Dr. Mary Bourque has taken the reins as the new superintendent of schools.
Bourque succeeds Dr. Thomas Kingston who stepped down after a successful tenure as superintendent.
Linda Breau and David Weinberg are the new assistant superintendents of the Chelsea school system. Breau has served as the principal of the Clark Avenue School.
Mary Leverone, former assistant principal at the Clark Avenue School, has been named the interim principal of the school that houses students in grades 5-8.
Chelsea High School, under the leadership of Principal Joseph Mullaney, will welcome 1,400 students for the new school year. It is the largest enrollment of all individual school buildings in the city.
The Chelsea High School athletic program, led by Athletic Director Frank DePatto, has begun preseason practices for its fall sports teams.