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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

School district: last "town hall" meeting of the year

The following is a press release from the district:

What: Troy City School District’s Town Hall Meeting

When: Monday, May 4, 2009 at 7 p.m.

Where: School 16 – 40 Collins Avenue, Troy, N.Y.

Details: The Board of Education for the Enlarged City School District of Troy, NY will host its final town hall meeting for the 2008-09 school year on Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at School 16. This will conclude its first year-long series of monthly public forums.

This meeting is open to the public and creates an opportunity for an informal question and answer session with Troy’s Board of Education and district administrators. The district also recently created an online feedback form at where comments and questions can be sent in electronically, to be addressed at town hall meetings.

With the hopes of reaching all segments and neighborhoods within the district, town hall meetings were rotated monthly so that they were hosted by all eight schools. The meetings were held regularly at 7 p.m.; the series started in October 2008 and ends in May 2009.

On April 1, the Board of Education unanimously (8-0) adopted a budget of $95.1 million. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Doyle Middle School Media Center. District residents will vote on the proposed budget on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

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