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Thursday, June 11, 2009

BOE Public Meeting added for 6/15

The Board of Ed has added a meeting to our schedule, for this Monday 6/15 at 7:30 p.m. The primary purpose of the meeting is to review the plans for the upcoming proposed bond referendum. We presented all the various projects in detail last Fall, and all the plans are on the district website (click here). But we thought it would be a good idea to walk through everything again, so that the Board can decide what we want to put on the ballot, and what election date we want to use. The choices are Sept. 29 or Dec. 8. On the one hand, it would be good to do it sooner, so if it is successful then the much-needed projects can get underway sooner. On the other hand, with much of the community in a "summer state of mind" until school starts in September, will we be able to get everyone's attention and get the maximum of participation by voters for a September election? Also, perhaps waiting a couple months will give the economy that much more time to settle down. We will be discussing this question -- along with details of plans for expansion and renovation of our school buildings -- on Monday night.

(There may be some other items added to the agenda...the agenda will be posted tomorrow sometime and I'll post a link here.


Anonymous said...

How far had the board gotten in its search for a new business admin?

Laurie said...

The process had not made its way to the Board yet. The human resources office had solicited and received resumes. I am not sure how many interviews had taken place.