Posts Tagged ‘ Board of Education ’

School board votes to bring ABA program in house

March 21, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Education has voted unanimously to bring its Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in-house, a decision that has left some parents worried that the program could face a decline. The program is currently run by the CapitQal Region Education Council (CREC). Over the course of the last several school…

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Twice is just as nice; Middle school renovations pass again

March 20, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The middle school renovations past for a second time at Tuesday’s referendum. The renovations were overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2011, but the renovations were sent back to referendum after it was discovered that the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) would significantly drive up cost estimates. This is the first time…

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Backing the school budget; Residents voice opinions at hearing

March 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The public by and large supported the Board of Education and its budget proposal during a hearing at DePaolo Middle School Monday night. Numerous residents, teachers, PTO and town officials spoke in favor of passing the school board proposal as is, with little to no cuts. Only three people talked out…

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Looking at the school budget; Finance and school boards look at the numbers

February 22, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance and school officials extensively discussed both the details and the philosophy behind the Board of Education’s budget request during a recent meeting. This was the formal presentation of the school board’s $85.3 million for the next fiscal year, which amounts to a 3.51 percent increase over…

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‘Southington is in great shape’; Grand List rises by $450,000

February 8, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Town officials looked back on a busy year and discussed the challenges of the next 12 months during the State of the Town event at the Manor Inn. The relatively new tradition was introduced by the Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and this year’s dinner event included comments from several…

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School board asks for $85.3 million; Funds include full-day kindergarten proposal

January 30, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education approved a school budget of $85.3 million for the next fiscal year that includes the funds necessary to launch a full-day kindergarten program. The recommended budget represents a 3.51 percent increase over the previous year. This is a reduction of about $900,000 from the proposal presented…

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School board honors Palmieri’s recognition

January 19, 2013
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School board honors Palmieri’s recognition

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education honored Chris Palmieri with a proclamation during its last meeting, in recognition of his selection as the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year for 2013. Palmieri, who holds that position at DePaolo Middle School, was nominated by the school’s principal,…

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School board members upset with middle school issues

December 21, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Some members of the Board of Education expressed their dissatisfaction with how the planned renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools were hit by several costly issues at the school board meeting last week. Representatives from Newfield Construction and Fletcher-Thompson attended the meeting to discuss the current state of the project…

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School board returns Beecher Street building to town

November 11, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education formally returned their former headquarters at 49 Beecher Street to the town after a unanimous vote during its last meeting. The century-old building has been home base for school administrators for many years, but is now vacant as the district’s management has moved into the new…

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