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Pine Bush school board approves added security in 2018-19 budget

Dr. Russell Dyer

Board members unanimously voted to let go of Modena at a special meeting tonight, on April 11.

Resident and Dover High School teacher Kathy Spencer also urged the council to pass the budget.

She said while school districts have minimal control over employee-related expenses, the district has been taking a careful approach to balancing the needs of students with community resources.

"We are hoping to name the next treasurer before the beginning of the next school year, so whomever is selected will have an opportunity to work side by side with Angela (Lewis)", Limperos said. Now, Massey says that on Thursday he will ask the board to commit money to the projects on that capital plan and move forward with using funds that could have been spent on a new school.

"If you look at the slide, you kind of lose the $250,000 at the bottom", Magara said.

A school district east of San Antonio now is set to begin the process of arming certain staff at Nixon-Smiley Consolidated School District in Gonzalez County.

In making his budget presentation to the board on Tuesday, Shen Superintendent L. Oliver Robinson reminded board members that the budget is much more than just numbers.

"We think that's critical", Thornton said. But she noted that teachers continue to leave the district for higher paying jobs elsewhere. New figures from the state show that the district will receive $28.3 million in foundation aid next year, an increase of $532,884.

Mayor Levar Stoney and the School Board - other than the board's 4th district representative Jonathan Young - were not briefed on the paper before its introduction.

"We are an education system, not a construction company", Superintendent Jason Kamras said, before asking: "How many of our meetings are going to be about bricks and how many are going to be about reading?"

Massey also talked about other issues in the district.

Under the contract terms, Dahman was to earn $153,779 for this school year.

A formal complaint was filled with the Fall River State's Attorney Office last Wednesday, alleging the Hot Springs School Board violated open meeting law in its March meeting.

Bauman, who is now the executive director of operations, will replace Kevin Patterson, who is retiring the end of this school year. The agenda for this meeting has not yet been released. He added "SIP afternoons" or School Improvement Afternoons twice a month where the entire district comes together, breaks into instructional teams or "professional learning communities", to discuss ways to align the district's goals with individual school goals.