Barrington Bulletin

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Public hearing for school budget set for Tuesday

The Barrington School District Board of Education will conduct a public hearing to discuss the proposed 2013-2014 school budget at 7 p.m. March 26 at Avon School.

The budget falls below the 2 percent cap the state has placed to limit tax increases, meaning it can be approved by the district without being put up for a vote.

During the meeting to introduce the budget, district Business Administrator Samuel L. Dutkin went over some of Avon Schoolthe highlights of the spending plan:

–No cuts will be made to programs or staff

– New computers will be purchased as part of the rotating program to maintain updated technology throughout the district.

– A new scoreboard will be installed at the Woodland School gym.

– The floor of the Woodland gym will be sanded down, repainted and reglossed.

– Keyless entry systems will be finalized at both schools to improve security. Lock replacement at Woodland also will be completed.

– A greenhouse will be installed at Woodland School to allow for new educational opportunities at the school. Board members discussed the possibility of students eating vegetables they grow and/or growing flowers that could be delivered to senior citizens in the borough.

– The budget reduced the amounts expected from certain federal grants based on expected reductions after the sequester in Washington, D.C. Should these grants return at 100 percent, the district will have the opportunity for further upgrades.

DISCLAIMER

The author of the Barrington Bulletin, Mark Correa, is also a member of the Barrington School District Board of Education as of Jan. 6, 2013. Please be aware that I do not speak for the board in any way. The thoughts, views and opinions contained within the posts on this site are mine and mine alone. And the comments after any given posts are the thoughts, views and opinions of the author of the comment.

If you have any concerns over my objectivity or with the content on this site, please leave a comment or email me.

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