Living in Hanover

Living in Hanover

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School Board Meeting Tonight

October 22, 2012 | Comment

I have another event to attend tonight so won’t make it to the Hanover school board meeting. The agenda looks relatively straight forward with a Superintendent’s Report filled with items about state standards and strategic planning as well as information on high school internships and other experiences from older students. I would love to hear about those.

But I found something which might seem a little more mundane further down the agenda pretty interesting. The board will apparently vote tonight to go with just one head track coach this spring, turning one of the other ones (they previously had one head coach each for boys and girls) into an assistant coach slot.

I like this focus on cost savings. I know the money saved won’t be much, but the concept of trying to consolidate where possible makes perfect sense. I appreciate the administration recognizing when they can cut costs.

My only real concern is that this does not get set in stone in case the track team draws a large number of athletes. I hope they leave some wriggle room to make an adjustment in the spring if needed. If they can keep a good ration of athletes to coaches and save a few bucks in the process, that’s the best-case scenario.


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