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November 12, 2013

District eyes furnishings; middle school spending authority is OK'd

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"We're looking at an average price or a little below average, because we still need to have flexibility for what the teachers want in their classrooms," Boyd said. "Some of the things on there are not needed to make the school functional, but some of them are things we would like to have."

According to superintendent Deb Olson asking for additional spending authority from the committee is a common practice, and if approved, the district would not be required to act on any of it.

"We are just asking for authority," Olson said. "This is not unusual for schools to do this."

In addition to the spending, the district also will work to file for grants and other ways of funding for the future of the new Clinton Middle School.

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