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School boards choose members for joint meetings

School boards choose members for joint meetings

The Troy Community School District 30-C school board recently approved school boundary changes for two schools.

The curriculum will be all college coursework taught by Meramec faculty. New figures from the state show that the district will receive $28.3 million in foundation aid next year, an increase of $532,884.

The second reading of the MAISD budget is planned for the school board's May 14 meeting, and the plan is for the school board to vote on the budget June 11.

"It's an example of how the district is trying to be as human about this as possible".

Concern about safety in schools has risen across the United States following the mass shooting that killed 17 and wounded 17 more at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL in February.

The board also is anticipating spending $70,000 on the roof at Laura E. Richards School, one of Gardiner's elementary schools.

After eight years at Southern Valley Schools, Superintendent Darren Tobey is moving north to direct operations at Broken Bow Public Schools.

The board adopted a proposed budget of $173.7 million at its April 10 meeting.

Kristen Larson, the 4th District councilwoman, wants to avoid the challenges Richmond Public Schools faced after Huguenot High School opened in 2015 - to much fanfare - as the first new city high school since 1968. "Past year at this time we had collected $11,653,000, which was 65 percent of that budget", Christopher explained.

Board members said those days, if necessary, will begin with the Monday of the scheduled vacation week, in order to help parents and teachers schedule any vacation activities.

The recently enacted 2018-19 NY state budget included an additional $161,000 in state aid for Bethlehem. Previously, Byrd was a principal at East Aurora High School in Aurora, Ill., a principal at Midland High School in Varna, Ill., and also served as assistant principal, athletic director, teacher and coach in various school districts in IL. In addition, she is concerned about the retirement plans being looked at for the staff.

Board member Karen Michalik did not attend Tuesday's meeting due to an illness.

The board's moves to distance itself from the new school were a topic of conversation of a recent Madison County Commission meeting in March, when Dale Strong, Chairman, said he anxious about the status. District 8 board members were resistant to the idea of combining the two districts or re-drawing district boundaries to match Williston city limits. "In light of the CVRA, many school districts have transitioned from at-large to by-trustee area elections to avoid the cost associated with litigation".


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