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N. London schools looks at new levy

By ELLEN SIMMONS • Updated Mar 20, 2018 at 3:02 PM

NEW LONDON — The New London board of education voted Monday to start the process to put a 2.9-mill, five-year permanent improvement levy on the November ballot.

Superintendent Brad Romano pointed out the building “is in amazing shape considering it is 17 years old.”

He noted, however, in the next five years it will need roof repairs, security updates, busses and other improvements.

“We want what’s best for the kids. We have a lot of work to do to get ready to educate the public,” board member Tim Grys said during a discussion about the matter.

Romano said the library may have a 1-mill levy on the ballot as well.

The resolution goes to the county auditor’s office to certify how much 2.9 mills will bring in, and at this point it is estimated it should produce around $300,000 a year.

The students of the month, known as “Super Cats,” are Josh Miller for the elementary, Olivia Loescher for the middle school and Lily Raymond for the high school.

In other business the board:

* Approved the appointment of Judy Earl to the library board.

* Accepted the ’18-’19 calendar with school to begin Aug. 28 and end May 30, with graduation June 2.

* Approved out-of-state travel for the FFA and the music department.

* Approved the list of 78 graduating seniors.

* Heard prom is April 28, Senior Awards Night is May 16 and graduation is June 3.

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