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Sunday, February 22, 2009

This week's BOE meeting

Here are agenda highlights for the Board of Ed meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m.:

-- We'll hear the presentation of the proposed budget for the 09-10 school year. As you have undoubtedly heard, this has been a challenging budget to create, having started with a $2.4 million shortfall. Cuts will be made and we will all feel them. As one of the Board of Ed members said, "There will be something for everyone to hate us." Gee, what fun. But I do know the administration has been working extremely hard to create a budget that meets our students' educational needs and I'm confident that even with cuts, the District and Board will do our best to protect our educational values. I haven't been through this process before, so I'm not exactly sure what the format is for the presentation/discussion at the meeting, but I assume whatever is presented will also be posted on the District website shortly after the meeting.

-- We'll have a first reading of a revised co-curricular activities policy.

-- Miscellaneous retirements, leaves of absence and appointments.

-- Approval of shared services agreements with the Village and also with another school district. Sharing services is one way to reduce costs by combining our "buying power" with others.

You are invited to attend the meeting (Ed Center, 3rd Floor), or watch live on Cablevision channel 77, or view the live webcast by clicking here.

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