Posts Tagged ‘ Board of Education ’

School board against BFL proposal

October 5, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Citing safety concerns, the Board of Education has gone on record against the Bread for Life proposal to establish a new home next to Derynoski Elementary School. “We do not support the proposal,” Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski said at last week’s school board meeting. “Our priority will always be…

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Council creates Beecher Street subcommittee

October 3, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In response to the public outcries against the proposed selling of the Beecher Street property during a public hearing last month, the Southington Town Council created a bi-partisan “ad hoc” subcommittee to obtain additional information before making a final decision on the former home of the school system’s administrative offices.…

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All day kindergarten implemented; School board cuts the SOAR program

May 31, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education managed to save its proposed all-day kindergarten program despite reductions made during the budget process, but at a price that left the officials uneasy. The decisions made by the Board of Finance and the Town Council left the school board with about $84.2 million to work…

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Residents to save $4 in taxes; Board of Finance slightly lowers mill rate

May 23, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance approved a mill rate for the next fiscal year that will result in a tiny tax reduction for residents. After its $129 million proposed budget was approved without changes by the Town Council, the BOF officially set the next mill rate at 27.46, a drop from…

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New school admins to take the helm

May 17, 2013
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New school admins to take the helm

by Rob Glidden Staff Writer With the current school year winding down, the Board of Education filled two important administrative positions for next year, appointing Marilyn Kahl as the new principal of Kelley Elementary School and Michael Halloran as the newest assistant principal at Southington High School. “You both came from rich pools of candidates…

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Council sets $129 million budget; School allotment falls along party lines

May 16, 2013
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by Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council approved a budget of approximately $129 million for the next fiscal year, with the Board of Education’s budget splitting the councilors along party lines. The general government budget of about $45.1 million was approved unanimously, with several councilors praising Town Manager Garry Brumback for avoiding an increase…

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School board faces budget uncertainty; Could face reduction in ECS funding

May 3, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Uncertainty about state funding has made a tough budget season for the Board of Education even more difficult. At a past meeting, the school board discussed reports that the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) funds that Connecticut schools depend on each year could be reduced by about $33,000. In addition to…

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Residents want BOE funding restored; Town Council to vote on budget in May

April 25, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer With a few exceptions, the residents who spoke during a Town Council public hearing on this year’s budget passionately urged the officials to restore the school board’s full request. The recommendation from the Board of Finance is an $84.2 million budget for the schools, which is $1.1 million less than…

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School board frustrated with demands; New teacher evaluation requirement approved

April 19, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education recently approved a new plan for evaluating teachers as required by recent state legislation, although many members expressed frustration with the increasing demand placed on local districts by state and federal decisions. To meet these new requirements, a new plan for teacher evaluations was developed by…

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BOF proposed budget lowers mill rate

April 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Finance has passed a proposed $129.3 million dollar budget that scales back money for the Board of Education and slightly lowers the mill rate. The board unanimously passed a recommendation of $45.1 million on the town side and $84.2 million for the Board of Education. The proposal will…

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