Board of Education News Bulletin: June 26, 2014
· New teacher contract: The Board and the HFA approved a contract extension, running from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017. The agreement restores staffing and program for 2014-2015 including teaching time in art, three modified sports and one assistant coaching position, and two teaching assistant positions. Further details of the contract will be posted in keeping with the District’s usual practice.
· Board Member changeover: Board President Gillian Thorpe announced that she would conclude her service effective July 7, 2014. With time remaining on her term, the Board has several options, including – making an immediate appointment, interviewing candidates and then appointing, or holding a special election. Considering the expense involved in a special election, the arrival of new Superintendent of Schools Dr. Diana Bowers on July 7, and the immediate availability of an experienced Board veteran, the Board is considering the appointment of Joe Curto to fill the vacancy. Assuming his appointment at the Reorganization meeting on July 8, he would serve until the annual Budget Vote and Board Election on May 20, 2015.