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Madison School Board Approves Lighting Upgrade For High School Auditorium

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MADISON, NJ – High school students will see theatre lighting upgrades in the auditorium this fall. The Board of Education approved the installation at its Tuesday, March 24, meeting. The total cost for Tatbit Company in Butler, with Strand Lighting and Shadowstone, came to $160,285. It includes touch screen stations and color changing spotlight.

One parent questioned the process used to select the bids. Business Administrator Gary Lane said a presentation was made to the Buildings and Grounds Committee and a team would oversee the process. “We’ve been working on this for over a year, but it’s taken on a life of its own,” he said.

Superintendent of Schools Michael Rossi agreed about improvements to the need for action.  “We’ve spent hours on the project and have been living with this for four years. We need to take a step forward,” he said.  

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Lane suggested the board vote on an amendment to consider a third alternate for the lighting console.  The board agreed to the amendment in a five-two vote.

Resident Tom Piskula asked that more information be provided on the agenda so the public would have a clearer understanding of the board’s discussions. President Lisa Ellis said the information on the lighting upgrades had just been received the day before.

In other matters, the board approved a number of appointments for district substitutes, teacher compensation for Google Chrome in the Classroom, field trips to the 2015 Teen Arts Festival at County College of Morris and a Drew University screening of “Escape from Auschwitz.”  The board approved first readings of policies and regulations, including evaluation of teachers, suspension procedures and Booster Clubs. Ellis said the policies will be available to the public on the district’s web site following the first reading.

 

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