Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2010-2011 Budget Ends w/Surplus To Town

At this morning's BOE Business/Fiscal Year End meeting we ended up with a surplus of ~$24K. In a $60M+ budget $24K doesn't seem like much but every penny counts. The $24K will be given back to the town. I'll post the year end account summaries and explanations shortly.

Monday, June 27, 2011

BOE Fiscal Year End Meeting Tues June 28th

The Fiscal Year End Meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th at 7:30 am in the Humiston Board Room. I will provide details on the closing of our BOE budget as of 6/30.

If you cannot attend but have questions you'd like answered, please post them here and I'll work on them.

Norton Boilergate

I left this here as a placeholder so that details/facts about the Norton Boiler project can be shared as they're made available. I think Anonymous has legitimate questions:

"I read a recent letter to the editor in the WRA, where the head of the original bidding company Combustion responded to that paper's recent article about the Norton boiler project.

He mentioned several safety-related issues there. Does anyone know what is going on at Norton for real? If the State was/is involved from a safety point of view, what is really going on over there? Has the town really paid extra, and how can we find out?"

I'm certain that between the TC and BOE we can get the facts posted here. Stay tuned. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Graduation/Promotion Schedule

Cheshire Public Schools Graduation/Promotion schedule for next week:




June 21
Chapman Elementary
8:30 a.m.

Norton Elementary
9:45 a.m.


Doolittle Elementary
11:00 a.m.

Highland Elementary
1:15 p.m.

June 22
Dodd Middle School
9:45 a.m.

Cheshire High School
6:00 p.m.

TC Approves Special Education Reimbursement

At the Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Town Council Meeting, there was unanimous approval of the resolution to appropriate the Special Education funds to the Board of Education Budget.  This item had been delayed a month because of the need to call for a Public Hearing prior to Town Council action.  The hearing was held on the same evening and there was no public comment at that time.

Another factor in the delay was making certain that the funds were actually received from Hartford.

I'd like to thank the Town Council for bringing this issue to closure at least for the current fiscal budget. 

Sylvia Nichols Replaces the Late Anne Giddings on the Town Council

Probably old news today but Sylvia Nichols is replacing Anne Gidding's seat on the Town Council. http://www.rep-am.com/news/local/doc4df9f83d1edfb193685238.txt  Sylvia won a seat on the Town Council in last November's election, but was denied that seat due to minority representation requirements in the town charter

I welcome Sylvia to the Town Council and hope she runs this fall!