Friday, November 12, 2010
CEF offers capital campaign for Carlisle School renovation
Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) member Peg Gladstone told the Carlisle School Committtee (CSC) on November 3 that the foundation would like to do a capital fundraising campaign in support of the upcoming school renovation. Specifically, CEF would like to raise funds for the new school building, the science and engineering lab and the new multi-purpose room. She explained that it would be separate from the fundraising work done at the yearly auction. “It’s a great idea,” said CSC member Bill Fink. CSC member Josh Kablotsky agreed.
Donor naming rights requested
Gladstone explained that CEF would like to offer naming rights to donors, which would allow a room, for example, to be donated in a person’s name. She asked if the school had a policy on naming rights. “We don’t have a policy on this,” replied Assistant to the Superintendent Claire Wilcox. “Most schools do have a policy,” she added. Koski said the committee would discuss a policy on naming rights.
Campus changes coming in February
Superintendent/Principal Joyce Mehaffey presented the changes to the school campus scheduled to be in place after the February vacation (see “Carlisle School plaza to close, main entrance to shift when construction begins in February,” October 29.) Changes that affect parents after February vacation include:
• No parking in the Spalding circle (it will be the new bus drop off/pick up)
Mehaffey said that more communication to parents is planned, including a presentation on Tuesday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Fink said, “The Building Committee realized [that this change] was a big curveball. The administration and teachers should be commended for coming up with the solutions. There is no easy way to do this.” ∆
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