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Thursday, December 21, 2006

December 21, 2006: School board approves $119M

After a few final nips and tucks, the Board of Education gave its unanimous approval Dec. 14 to the $119 million 2007- 08 schools budget. The board-approved budget was cut from the originally proposed level of $120 million, with reductions in maintenance and from Hamilton Avenue School's preschool and proposed magnet program. Despite the cuts, Superintendent of Schools Betty Sternberg pledged the district is still committed to preschool and the magnet program

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December 21, 2006: First Selectman proposes school board move to senior center

The Board of Education's journey to a new office space took another turn last week when First Selectman James Lash suggested that the board not build a new office but rather move across the street into the old Greenwich Avenue Town Hall building. Doing this would pave the way for a proposed arts center to move into the Havemeyer Building, where the board is currently located. The building switch would mean displacing the Greenwich Arts Council and the Greenwich Senior Center.

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December 21, 2006:With 'no current plans' to close schools, board considers options

In response to questions over whether any of Greenwich's 11 public elementary schools will be closed because of declining student enrollment, the Board of Education will hold a special meeting next month. The meeting will be held Jan. 18 at a time and location still to be determined. Superintendent of Schools Betty Sternberg said the board would take a long look at declining enrollment, racial imbalances in district schools and the best use of district buildings.

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