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Special Hudson School Board meeting Monday

Nov 26, 2010 6:18 pm
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="258" caption="Hudson High, from their website."][/caption]John Mason in Register-Star reports on the special meeting of the Hudson Board of Education 7 p.m. this Monday to discuss recent events in Hudson schools and school board meetings. From the Register-Star:
"During the week of Nov. 15-19, there were 'four assaults and two other highly disruptive incidents with large crowds,' High School Co-Principal Tom Gavin told the school board Nov. 22. At least seven students were suspended, at least five superintendent’s hearings were scheduled, and the school was shut down into a shelter mode for the final two periods of Nov. 18’s scheduled half-day.'
Then on Nov. 22, Gavin reportedly threatened another assistant principal [Steven Spicer] during a school board meeting, resulting in Gavin's suspension. "A board resolution that evening to create a community task force to address the problem failed by a three-to-two vote.... Peter Meyer, who proposed the resolution, Jeff Otty and Peter Merante voted yes, Elizabeth Fout and Mary Daly voted no, and [Board President Emil] Meister abstained," Mason reported. There are currently 30 comments from the public on the original Register-Star story about the school board incident. The larger story reported at unmuffled, the blog with the Twitter feed that first reported the incident between assistant principals, is how an audit by the Office of the State Comptroller found the Hudson City School District failed to claim eligible special education services of nearly half a million dollars during the 2008-09 school year, meaning the district lost an estimated $115,064 in reimbursement revenue, according to a report released late last week. Perhaps that will be addressed at the meeting in the cafeteria at John L. Edwards Primary School, 360 State St., behind the Hudson Library.
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