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Hollis Brookline Cooperative School Board annual meeting resumes on March 26

Friday, March 21, 2014

By IRENE LABOMBARDE

Staff Writer

HOLLIS -- The annual meeting of the Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District will resume on March 26 at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium at Hollis Brookline High School. The meeting began on March 3 and continued on March 6. Below is a summary of items already discussed and voted on and those still to be considered.

Articles passed

Article 3: $316,818 for teacher collective bargaining agreement

Article 5: $55,070 for support staff collective bargaining agreement

Article 7: Operating budget of $20,080,401

Article 8: SAU budget of $1,348,588

Article 9: $70,000 for Athletic Program and Services Expendable Trust fund

Articles passed over

Article 4: Contingent on failure of Article 3

Article 6: Contingent on failure of Article 5

Articles tabled

Article 12: Amending articles of agreement to require a two-thirds supermajority for future changes to articles of agreement

Article 15: Changing apportionment formula to 50 percnet ADM/50 percent EV

Article defeated, to be reconsidered

Article 2: $5.5 million bond voted down on March 3. On March 6, won approval for reconsideration

Not yet discussed

Article 10: To establish the School Building and Facilities Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund, and to appropriate up to $1 to the fund

Article 11: To accept catastrophic aid funds

Article 13: Requiring budget and warrant articles to include notation on tax impact

Article 14: Reject Common Core State Standards and adopt HB Co-op standards

Article 16: Implement a tax cap, limiting budget committee to keep within 2.5 percent of prior year’s budget

Article 17: Any other business which legally comes before the meeting.

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