Princeton High School Board
PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Board conducted the following business at its Sept. 26 meeting:
• Conducted a public hearing on the 2013 budget, prior to the regular meeting with no one from the public coming to the hearing.
• During the regular meeting, approved the 2013 fiscal year budget which projects the district to have total revenue at $7,821,176 and total expenses at $8,169,814, resulting in an end-of-the-year deficit of $348,638. Superintendent Kirk Haring said there are no changes from the budget as presented last month to the board, which he described at that time as a worst-case scenario. He expects the deficit will be less than projected.
• Heard the Buildings and Grounds Committee has recommended several life safety projects for the 2013 year. Those projects include new stadium grandstands for the football field/track, roof replacements for the Prouty and south gymnasiums, tuck pointing for the entire building, repair work to the greenhouse, and repair to the fire escape at the auditorium. The goal is to get those projects completed next summer
• Heard an update from Principal Andy Berlinski on the proposed increased use of technology, including iPads, in the classroom. The staff has also had a presentation on the recently adopted Honesty Policy, which deals with issues like plagiarism and cheating.
• Heard from Berlinski the process is beginning to use the Measures of Academic Progress testing program to screen freshmen and sophomores in both reading and math. Based on this test, students will be placed in intervention homerooms to receive additional support in those areas. The RTI (Response to Intervention) Committee anticipates 50 to 60 students will receive additional skill-based support during homeroom time.
• Approved the hiring of Dylan Carlson for fall play set design work; Kate Hall, special education aide; and Aaron Kaufmann, spring musical director.
• Recognized the following Students of the Month: Sophomore Ellie Bonucci and seniors Paige Clark, Austen Stewart, Alexandra Brisbin, Nolan Piper and Lexi Marselle.
• Approved a lease-purchase agreement for technology equipment with Central Bank, the low bidder at a 2.15 percent interest rate.