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Board of Ed approves bid for bus

April 1, 2020
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

The Canfield Board of Education held a tech based meeting on March 25 via a YouTube connection. Each board member was in attendance through a connection from their home.

Most of the meeting was discussing various aspects of the present situation with the coronavirus. One item that was unanimously approved involved going out to bid for a new bus.

"We had just received notice the state will fund a school bus for us next year," said treasurer Patricia Prince. "They will be giving us $23,000."

Board President Dave Wilkeson said, "We were going to forego purchasing any new buses this year, but we can't pass up free money."

On the technology side of the district, the building principals gave updates on where their students are at. In C.H. Campbell, four students have not been in contact yet. At Hilltop, six haven't been reached and there were some WiFi issues.

All the students at the Middle School have been contacted and the high school is also running at 100 percent.

"We passed out 24 laptops and 11 hot spots," said CHS Principal Michael Moldovan.

In total, Wilkeson said 98 devices were loaned out.

Other issues discussed at the meeting included AP (Advanced Placement) tests and the financial future.

"There is talk about the kids taking the AP tests at home," Moldovan said. He noted that it was only talk at this point.

On the finances, Prince said she was concerned over the state and local funds and how the present situation is going to affect it.

"There are going to be rocky roads ahead," Wilkeson said. "Could be challenging times financially."



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