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Illnesses leave Albion Board of Education short of quorum

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 December 2016 at 8:57 pm
Photo by Tom Rivers: Margy Brown, president of the Albion Board of Education, led today’s board meeting which only was attended by three of the nine BOE members.

Photo by Tom Rivers: Margy Brown, president of the Albion Board of Education, led today’s board meeting which only was attended by three of the nine BOE members.

ALBION – The Board of Education has been “ravaged by illness,” Board President Margy Brown said at the beginning of this evening’s monthly meeting.

Only three of the nine volunteer BOE members were able to attend the meeting. Sickness kept the majority of the board at home. (The elementary school principal also was unable to attend due to illness.)

Without a quorum, the board wasn’t able to take any action tonight. That meant votes were pushed back until January on minutes, and financial and personnel matters.

A presentation from King & King Architects about the district’s capital project also was moved to January so a majority of the board could be present.

School leaders still managed an hour of discussion at the meeting, although no official action was taken.

The following three students also were recognized:

• Abigail Kincaid, a third-grader who won the Character Award for her honesty and hard work in the elementary school;

• Aisha Drisdom, an eighth-grader won the Leadership Award in the middle school for her good grades and friendship. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. “She really is a special young lady and will be successful in the future,” Principal Dan Monacelli said.

• Lliam Rowella, a sixth grader who won the Character Award. He has three dogs, races dirt bikes and also gets good grades in school, while being polite to teachers, staff and his fellow students. “He is a pure gentleman,” Monacelli said.

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