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|Monmouth-Roseville School Board Hears Final Cut Recommendations Friday Night
|The Monmouth-Roseville School Board should have a better idea Friday night of what the superintendent recommends the cuts should be thanks in part to a budget deficit brought on in part thanks to the state's inability to pay its bills.
The District-238 Board will hold a special meeting Friday evening where Superintendent Paul Woehlke will make a final list of recommendations based on Tuesday night's public forum, and based on the District's Deficit Reduction Committee. Some of those have already gained a lot of public scrutiny -- chief among them, two of three scenarios that show Roseville Elementary School being closed.
Bill Reese is a former Superintendent of the old Warren School District and was interim Superintendent when Mercer County schools consolidated, and says based on what he knows about Roseville Elementary, closing it would be a bad idea.
"I spent the better part of a day and a half down at Roseville (Elementary School), just looking at the building," Reese said. "It has energy-efficient windows. It's all handicapped-accessible. Very, very large classrooms that can accommodate larger class sizes. It has a wonderful playground, covered with dirt; when the kids fall down, they won't get hurt."
Reese says he thinks Roseville Elementary may be the best kept, most well-maintained building District 238 has.
The District-238 board also has a closed session Friday night where they will discuss setting a price for sale of whatever buildings Woehlke recommends closing.
However, no votes will come until Tuesday night's regular school board meeting. Friday night's meeting is at seven o'clock at Central Early Childhood Center.
|03 05 10 by Newsroom
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