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September 23, 2011 > New Haven School Board briefs

New Haven School Board briefs

Submitted By Rick La Plante

The Board of Education recently welcomed its two student representatives for the 2011-12 school year, Lily Nguyen of James Logan High School and Victor Benites of Conley-Caraballo High.

The Board also recognized and thanked the New Haven Schools Foundation, the New Haven Boosters Association and a parents' group known as TFIN (Their Future Is Now) for their contributions to the District.

In response to continuing budget cuts threatening the future of after-school activities - throughout the District and especially at Logan - the Foundation has pledged $100,000 to help pay for stipends for coaches and advisers in 2011-12.

The Foundation will give the District $50,000 in one-time funds, matching monies being raised by the Boosters - whose second annual "Race to Save Student Activities" drew more than 350 runners to Cesar Chavez Middle School in June and raised approximately $10,000 - and through other efforts, such as Logan's "10-10-10" drive last spring.

Part of the funds will be given to the middle schools, also for after-school programs, and a portion will go to the elementary schools, to help fund field trips.

TFIN, meanwhile, worked with the Foundation in an effort to help classroom teachers. As part of the NHSF's 2010 membership drive, more than $6,500 was designated for TFIN's effort. The funds are being donated to help support professional development.

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