Tag: Board of Education

Budget talks focus on capital improvements

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville officials are now working diligently on the town budget, on which residents will be voting on Tuesday, April 28. During the first presentation held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, the town manager and superintendent of schools…

BOE sets workshop schedule; reinstates middle school sports

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Board of Education held their final meeting of 2019 on Monday, Dec. 16, where they were asked to vote on the budget meeting calendar and the proposed capital improvement budget plan. Sam Adlerstein, the…

School workshop addresses BOE subcommittees

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 25, to discuss the roles and expectations of the board’s subcommittees, as well as the expectations of BOE liaisons to the five parent…

School board gets back to business: Renew bus contract; Set last day of school

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER After being sworn in on Monday, Nov. 11, the newly elected Plainville Board of Education unanimously supported the nominations of Becky Tyrrell as the chairperson and Crystal St. Lawrence as the vice chairperson. Then, the new…

Officials sworn in on local boards

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The newly elected members of the Plainville Board of Education were sworn in on Monday, Nov. 11, and the newly elected town councilors were sworn in on Tuesday, Nov. 12, by town clerk Carol Skultety. Sworn…

Election connection: 2019 ballot, polling, and voter registration

Election Day is almost here, and Plainville’s sample ballot has been posted to the town clerk’s website. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, contests will include (in the order that they appear on the ballot), town council, board of education (four year…

Election: Meet the 2019 Board of Education candidates

We asked the Board of Education candidates the following questions: 1) The BOE began last term with $1.9 million in Education Cost Sharing funding cut by the state. Balancing budgets were a big challenge in the schools for the last…

Schools recognize volunteers at annual dinner

More than 100 school volunteers, Board of Education members, administrators and staff converged on Plainville High School on May 22 for the annual volunteer recognition dinner and awards program. The event provided school officials an opportunity to thank Plainville’s school…

Towns are gearing up for 2019 municipal elections

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The election season is already underway. Plainville’s been quiet, but nearby towns already beginning to discuss referendum items or name candidates. In Plainville, voting for town officials will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and…

BOE approves final 2019-20 budget; 2.43% increase

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Board of Education held a special meeting on Tuesday, May 28 to finalize the reduction of $100,000 from their budget, as well as some realized savings from this school year’s budget freeze. After…