Friday, April 21, 2000
Shorts from the regional school committee
The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee supported closing off the Route 2 entrance to Assabet Avenue. The school committee agreed that access via Barrett's Mill rather than Route 2, would improve school bus safety. According to data presented by Jim Reynolds, lead petitioner, the vehicles already end up on Barrett's Mill Road, so the adjustment will not affect current traffic patterns into Carlisle.
The RSC awarded a contract for the purchase of one 28-passenger school bus to the low bidder, New England Transit Sales, for $36,365. The cost represents a $22,000 saving to the FY01 budget; however, Superintendent Edward Mavragis was reluctant to adjust the overall budget as he expects staffing requirements may exceed estimates.
The school committee accepted funds with gratitude from Concord-Carlisle Youth Baseball (CCYB) to reconstruct the high school freshman baseball field. CCYB has financed or assisted in the reconstruction of almost every ball field in Concord and Carlisle.
All regional school committee members attended the meeting, including Carlisle representatives Cynthia Nock and Harry Crowther. Carolyn Musicant, former vice-chair, attended her last meeting, after six years of service.
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