Most meetings in Provincetown are in-person, typically with an online-attendance option for both committee members and residents. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details. All meetings take place at Town Hall unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, March 16
- Charter Compliance Commission, 1 p.m.
- Board of Health, 4 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Monday, March 20
- Cultural Council, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22
- Coastal Resiliency Advisory Committee, noon
- Historic District Commission, 3:30 p.m.
- Harbor Committee, 5 p.m.
- Town Meeting Forum, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 23
- Finance Committee, 2 p.m.
- Public Pier Corp. Board, 5 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
A Message to Nauset Schools
The select board voted on March 13 to send a letter to Nauset Schools Supt. Brooke Clenchy asking her to “find immediate and appropriate ways to address” incidents of religious and racial insensitivity.
As the Independent reported on Feb. 9, the U.S. Dept of Education found that Nauset Regional High School failed to properly respond to anti-Semitic bullying in 2018 and 2019. A week later, the newspaper reported another incident, in which students’ concerns about an “All Lives Matter” banner were not addressed.
“The news reports highlighted deceit, obfuscation, and misdirection when the students and families affected questioned the school’s behavior,” the letter from the select board stated. “The children of Provincetown, indeed all children on Cape Cod, deserve an educational institution that responds to the needs of all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, religious background, and cultural heritage.”
Board member Leslie Sandberg said that Assistant Town Manager Dan Riviello and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director Donna Walker wrote and reviewed the letter before it was approved by the board.
The board sent the letter after a resident, Shira Kavon, said at a Feb. 28 meeting that, because Provincetown pays tuition to send its students to Nauset, the town should speak up.
“I think that if anti-Semitism is the tip of an iceberg, then soon will come anti-LGBT, anti- people of color, anti-disability issues,” Kavon said. “And they’ll be as poorly addressed.” —K.C. Myers