South Hadley Public Schools

South Hadley Public Schools, also known as South Hadley School Department, is a school district in South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States. The superintendent is Nicholas Young.[3]

South Hadley Public Schools
District information
Open enrollment[1]
GradesPre K - 12
SuperintendentNicholas Young
Budget$29,624,595 total
$14,315 per pupil
Other information


A five-person school committee, the equivalent of a board of education elsewhere, oversees the school district. The chairman of the school committee is John Kelly.[3][4]


The district operates the following schools:

Bullying incident

South Hadley High School came to the attention of the national news media as the result of the suicide of 15-year-old student Phoebe Prince on January 14, 2010.[5][6][7][8]


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  3. ^ a b Constantine, Sandra (March 31, 2010). "South Hadley superintendent Gus Sayer says DA's findings in Phoebe Prince case consistent with school's investigation". The Republican. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  4. ^ "School Committee". South Hadley Public Schools. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  5. ^ Cullen, Kevin (January 24, 2010). "The untouchable Mean Girls". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  6. ^ McCabe, Kathy (January 24, 2010). "Teen's suicide prompts a look at bullying". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  7. ^ Sandra Constantine (January 27, 2010). "In wake of Phoebe Prince's apparent suicide, hundreds pack South Hadley meeting to discuss bullying in schools". The Republican. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  8. ^ Vaznis, James (January 26, 2010). "Beacon Hill lawmakers see urgent need for antibullying bill – The Boston Globe". Boston Globe. Retrieved March 30, 2010.

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Suicide of Phoebe Prince

The suicide of Phoebe Prince, on January 14, 2010, led to the criminal prosecution of six teenagers for charges including civil rights violations, as well as to the enactment of stricter anti-bullying legislation by the Massachusetts state legislature.Prince had moved from Ireland to South Hadley, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Her suicide, after suffering months of bullying from school classmates, brought international attention to the problem of bullying in American schools. In March 2010, a state anti-bullying task force was set up as a result of her death. The Massachusetts legislation was signed into law on May 3, 2010.The accused stood trial in 2011. Sentences of probation and community service were handed down after guilty pleas on May 5, 2011.

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