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Former Wellesley superintendent Bella Wong on Minuteman school committee

Posted by Deidre Fernandes  December 21, 2012 02:25 PM

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Former Wellesley Superintendent Bella Wong continues to remain active in local education circles.

Wong joined the school committee of Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Lexington last month. The regional school is made up of 16-member towns, including Weston, where Wong lives.

Wong said she decided to volunteer for the Minuteman School Committee after she saw an announcement that the town’s former representative John Blyzinskyj, could no longer attend the meetings because of his job.

Wong’s term will expire on June 30, 2014, according to Deborah Davenport, the Weston Town Clerk.

Wong ended her tenure in Wellesley at the end of last school yearr, after the district came under fire for uncollected lunch fees and a harsh audit of the business office’s practices.

Wong said she has also done volunteer work for superintendent groups. The Minuteman School Committee position allowed her a chance to do more in vocational education, said Wong, whose former school district, Wellesley was not a member of Minuteman.

Wong said she’s still learning about the vocational school and the regional school committee structure.

“I’m still catching up,” Wong said about her new role. “I’ve been doing a lot more listening.”

Deirdre Fernandes can be reached at deirdre.fernandes@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @fernandesglobe.

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