The Board of Education held a lightning-quick summer meeting Tuesday night, following a half-hour executive session. Here are a few highlights:
The district is in the process of interviewing more than 400 applicants for elementary positions in the district for 2011, Superintendent Mark Benigni reported. There are 24 current openings in the district, according to its hiring website. Positions include a fourth grade teacher at Roger Sherman Elementary School, an eighth grade science teacher for , a long-term sub to teach Middle School Science at , and a school psychologist for .
School Board Member John Lineen gave an update on the status of construction projects discussed at the School Building Committee's . As Meriden Patch reported, Hanover Elementary School's new wing is still on hold because the EPA has not yet approved abatement of EPA's, a toxic chemical, found in the caulking around one window of the school. On Tuesday, Lineen said the delay could push an anticipated Summer 2012 completion of the wing planned to house an inaugural all-day kindergarten at the school to January 2013.