The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 7, 2003


Warrant Articles 2, 3, 4, 6 Town to vote on funding superintendent search, CPA needs

Four Articles that will be moved at the Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 10, ask for authorization to move funds between existing accounts, or other housekeeping matters, and do not have any impact on taxes.

Article 2 Superintendent search

The town will be asked to appropriate $15,000 to fund the cost of a search for a new superintendent for the Carlisle Public Schools. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson has announced that she will retire at the end of the current school year. A search firm has been identified to assist with this process.

The money will come from the excess allocation for Concord-Carlisle High School. A Concord Town Meeting in August voted to cut the CCHS budget after major cuts in state aid to towns were announced. The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee accepted the lower number, decreasing Carlisle's assessment for the high school.

Article 3 Budget transfers

This housekeeping Article asks to transfer the remainder of the excess CCHS allocation, $12,789, to the town's Reserve Fund. The Finance Committee has the authority to use these moneys for emergency and unanticipated town expenses.

Article 4 CPA administration

At the Spring Town Meeting last May, the town approved $5,000 for the operating needs of the Community Preservation Act Committee, including engineering surveys, consultants, and other possible expenses. Due to a technicality in the wording of the motion, these funds were reserved but not accessible to the committee. This Article corrects the problem, allowing the committee to spend the money.

Article 6 Revolving funds

A yes vote will authorize the Carlisle School to create a revolving fund for school bus fees, collected for providing transportation for seventh- and eighth-graders, not to exceed $60,000.

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