Wednesday, May 5, 2010

School Board To Consider Request For Playground

As the Putnam County Board of Education continues to discuss a proposed budget for the next fiscal year, they are being asked to also consider a request from Avery Trace Middle School for $25,000. The money would be used to purchase playground equipment. This fall, Avery Trace is converting from a 7th and 8th grade school to one that serves grades five through eight, and school officials say the playground equipment is necessary for the younger children who will be attending. Meanwhile, the board will consider approval of a revised budget that includes that most recent estimate from the state of Tennessee on how much state funding, known as BEP money, will be available to the schools next year. The board Thursday is also reviewing their discussion of zoning and talking about the input they got from a series of public meetings on the issue.