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On the record: Southington

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday

PRESENT: Besty Dunn, Cory Freeman, Steve Gilanyi, Terry Kelly and Megan Gibbs

The board:

• Heard from Superintendent Rocco Nero of a recent bus accident where a bumper was damaged and bent totaling $4,000, which will be covered by the district’s insurance. He said no student or staff was injured;

• Reported that schools had to be closed Nov. 19 due to strong winds and storm damage that closed streets;

• Heard from Treasurer Janet Ward of plans for refinancing the bonds for the school district’s outstanding classroom facilities and school improvement refunding bonds at a lower rate to save the taxpayers money;

• Approved Christine Nemet as a Title I reading tutor at five-and-a-half hours per day for five days per week for 67 days effective Jan. 4;

• Approved Angela Alberini as Title I math tutor for the remainder of the school year at five-and-a-half hours per day for 123 days;

• Approved subsititute educational aide pay at $11 per hour;

• Approved paying any classified substitute at minimum wage rate of $8.80 per hour effective Jan. 1.

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