The School Board revised the District’s Capital Improvements Plan (CIP), moving up the auditorium project in the document. The revised CIP, which is to be submitted to the CIP Committee, a subcommittee of the Planning Board that will meet over the summer to finalize the document, recommends funding architecture and engineering costs for the auditorium
Citing voter apathy as a key reason that architecture and engineering costs for a proposed community auditorium failed at the March polls, Auditorium Committee Chairman Tony DeFrancesco urged the School Board to “decide for the citizens what is in the best interest of the children. “One could argue that while more than 1,200 people voted
After hearing much testimony from parents calling for the expenditure of $240,000 added to the budget for teaching assistant hours, the School Board voted 5-0 to fund aides in first grade classrooms only. The allocation will support 1.5 hours of daily instructional help in first grade classrooms across the District at a cost of $60,000.