Saturday, March 29, 2008

BOE Meets Tuesday

The Board of Education will hold a work-and-study meeting on April 1 and a business meeting April 8, once again heralded by a small legal notice.

It seems the “Upcoming Meetings” list on the district web site goes month by month, so the meetings won’t be up there until April 1 – the day of the work-and-study session. Normally the board meets on the second and third Tuesdays, but the annual school board election is on April 15.

These two meetings are the last before the election, at which voters will choose three people to serve three-year terms on the nine-member board. Those vying for the seats are Yolanda Van Fleet, Jaclynne Callands and three incumbents, Agurs Linward “Lenny” Cathcart Jr., Vickey Sheppard and Bridget Rivers.

Getting the hang of following the school board is not easy. The annual calendar posted on the web site shows school holidays and closings, but not the dates of board meetings. So far, Plaintalker has not found a reliable alternative to checking the legal notices, which means one must subscribe to a local newspaper in order to plow through the fine print.

Later today I will check the Plainfield Public Library for an agenda for the work-and-study meeting and will preview any major items.

I missed the social Friday night due to having a bad cold. Maybe one of the forum posters will give a report.

--Bernice Paglia


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