Tag: Board of Education

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…

Steve Lepage tapped as superintendent

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Steve Lepage was named as the new superintendent of Plainville Community Schools during the May 13 Board of Education meeting. Lepage is currently serving as the assistant superintendent of schools. “My goal is for continuity,…

BOE budget passes at second referendum

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The revised Plainville Board of Education budget passed the second referendum, held on May 14 at the Plainville firehouse. Residents overwhelmingly approved the $38,229,105 school budget. About 11 percent of the 11,578 registered Plainville voters…

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…