Tag: Board of Education

BOE budget failed; officials scramble to reduce school costs

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. On Tuesday, Apr. 30, residents voted down the board of education budget ($38,329,105) by just 12 votes, so officials scrambled for another attempt this Tuesday, May…

BOE special meeting; talk continues about member’s Twitter post

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER A special meeting of the Plainville Board of Education was held on Monday, Mar. 11, to discuss “the performance of a board member.” According to Superintendent Maureen Brummett, the meeting was held in executive session…

BOE approves budget; 3 percent increase

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER At the Monday, Feb. 11, meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett updated the board regarding the fiscal year 2019-20 budget, proposing a 3 percent increase over the current year. With the increase,…

Superintendent discusses ThoughtExchange survey

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett shared the results of a community wide survey during the Plainville Board of Education meeting held on Monday, Dec. 10. In October, Plainville Community Schools launched a ThoughtExchange survey, asking Plainville community…

School budget under ‘soft’ budget freeze

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER During the Monday, Dec. 10 Board of Education meeting, the director of business and operations announced that Plainville Community Schools will be implementing a soft budget freeze. Sam Adlerstein said this would entail putting “a little…

BOE gets updates on safety and professional development

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Board of Education met on Monday, Nov. 12, and heard updates on school safety and professional development, and projects and events from around town. Rosa Perez, director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for…

Election results are in: Republicans retain majority on Council

Plainville Republicans have retained the majority on the Town Council. According to the unofficial results from the Plainville Registrar of Voters, Republican incumbent Kathy Pugliese took the lead with 1,745 votes. Republican incumbents Scott Saunders and Deb Tompkins also retained…

Research continues on field turf infill

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The district’s Turf Field Committee has continued its research before making a final decision on the kind of infill they want to use for the high school’s future turf field. During a recent Turf Field…

Nominees sought for Memorial Wall of Honor

The Plainville Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Memorial Wall of Honor, a permanent tribute to honor individuals who have contributed significant volunteer service to the educational community. According to the school district policy regarding recognition of meritorious…