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Friday, January 31, 2014

School budget forum on Saturday morning

District's website advises rescheduled event.

Plainfield's Board of Education will present a budget forum on the proposed 2014-15 school district budget for the public on Saturday morning at the PHS Cafeteria.

This event replaces the one scheduled for last Saturday but canceled on a rumor of snowflakes.

Officials will provide an overview of the school budget and answer questions from the public. While the budget is far and away the largest portion of Plainfield taxpayers' property tax bills, the response to this public presentation is usually quite small.

One concern that has been raised to me is that the District is said to be proposing to defund making Washington and Emerson Community School facilities available for community use in the evenings. This would be a breach of the covenant made with the community that allowed these schools to use the designation 'community school'.

Not only would making the schools unavailable be a breach of faith, it would leave our young people with even fewer recreational resources in a community which values them highly.

What is that about?

The budget presentation will be in the Plainfield High School cafeteria from 9:00 AM to Noon. Parking available in the Kenyon Avenue lot adjacent to the cafeteria.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

it wasn't a rimor of snowflakes, there actually was a forecast for a dusting to 2 inches and we actually got 2 inches...Find another weatherman or woman. The Superintendant has done a great job of making sure staff students and the public who frequent the district facilities, do so under the best circumstances to avoid injury or harm to anyone.

carpet cleaner said...

I hope things will get better soon and the budget will be implemented. good morning plainfield.