Chatham sets date for consolidation funding vote
Aug 14, 2013 6:44 am
Matt Bathrick is reporting in the Columbia Paper Chatham Central Schools Superintendent Cheryl Nuciforo has presented the Board of Education with a proposed timeline for the consolidation of three schools into two and the capital improvements that will make the change possible. The board voted in June to approve a plan that will remove the students from the middle school building on Woodbridge Avenue and consolidate them into the district's other two buildings, effective fall 2015. The plan currently under consideration would spend $13.8 million to accommodate the move. The superintendent advised the board it needs to agree on a final budget for the project by September 24. A town-hall-style meeting on the proposed project will be held in September, followed by community meetings in October and a public hearing on November 5. District taxpayers will vote on the project November 19. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.