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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hamilton schools face facing more clean-up costs and could soon approve budget

HAMILTON — Hamilton’s school district could face another six-figure cost to cleaning up the mess caused by frequent sewage backups at one high school, the board detailed Wednesday night and could finalize its budget next week.
The agenda meeting, held at Steinert High School, was ostensibly to go through portions of the proposed $196 million budget for next year. The board could approve the spending plan at its meeting next Wednesday, with some changes to the plan presented last month.
An average homeowner’s tax rate could go up about $50, and the district also added junior varsity lacrosse and winter track programs and changed its technology package. Instead of putting SmartBoards in 75 percent of the district’s classrooms, they will concentrate on the elementary schools. The district will also purchase 900 laptops and peripherals instead of 600 iPads in the original plan.
The budget will also add more money for facilities improvement and equipment.
“... and a partridge in a pear tree,” Superintendent James Parla joked.
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