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School board wrap-up: Computer curriculum, school bus purchase discussion, extended school plan, more

Barrington Superintendent Anthony Arcodia announced planned revisions to the Woodland School computer curriculum, board members asked about the feasibility of purchasing school buses and a parent wondered about the value of potentially extending the school day and school year during the regular monthly school board meeting Monday evening at Avon School.

The board also approved two additional paid lunch aides to bring the total to four at Avon and two at Woodland; OK’d 2012-2013 school field trips (see complete list below) ; passed a refinancing plan expected to save the district at least $200,000; and agreed to several policy changes.

The policy changes included:

  • A new plan for use of social networking, designed to aid educators and staff in understanding what is appropriate and inappropriate to post on social media;
  • A revised plan for use of computer resources in the schools that helps ensure students with greater access to some computer resources such as Powerpoint aren’t given an unfair advantage over students who present a report without using such tools;
  • A revised plan related to sports-related head injuries, which was called out for marking a distinction between athletes and cheerleaders;
  • And a revised plan on public participation at school board meetings that makes clear the board’s right to set a limit on the time available for public discussion and on the time each speaker is given.

After the public session of the meeting ended, the board moved into executive session to discuss its goals for 2012-2013 and bullying incidents.

Field trips as approved Monday

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This entry was posted on October 9, 2012 by in Schools and tagged , .
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