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Branford Board of Education Meeting

Mary Grande becomes new member and BOE accepts a virtual high school program.

Meeting in a Minute

  • Branford Board of Education approves Virtual High School for 25 students next year ().
  • Branford Early Childhood Collaborative presents grant funded program to complete a Comprehensive Community Plan for Branford children, birth to eight years old (follow-up story to come).
  • Mary Grande appointed as new Board of Education member (video attached; interview with Grande to come).
  • Branford Board of Education presents Capital Budget Proposal and five-year plan for 2012-16; five-year district request is $6,931,317 (see attached PDF).
  • Five retirements were approved, which totaled more than 144 years of service combined in the school district.
  • Superintendent Hamlet Hernandez announced that he had concluded his survey of the  as a possible new home for the  office. He will present a plan to the BOE next and estimates that renovation costs will be under $1 million (follow-up on approval for move to come).
  • A committee will begin interview process for two elementary school principals starting in March; application acceptance closed on Feb. 11 (follow-up story on the committee interview process to come).

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