Erin Zureick

Education, politics and observations from Sanford

Chatham school board calls special meeting

The Chatham County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at 2 p.m. Monday via telephone conference call. Board members will consider a resolution approving a grant application so the district can apply for more federal stimulus funds that would go toward capital projects.

School board representatives previously approved in July an application for no-interest school construction bonds. Superintendent Robert Logan said that money (about $1.6 million in Qualified School Construction Bonds) would go toward bathroom improvements at various schools across the district.

The conference call will be based in the superintendent’s office at the central office in Pittsboro.


August 23, 2009 Posted by | Education | , | Leave a comment

Commissioners meet tonight

Tonight’s August meeting of the Lee County Board of Commissioners (6 p.m. at Lee County Government Center on Hillcrest Drive) has a shorter agenda than recent meetings, but there are a few items of interest that officials are slated to discuss.

  • County Manager John Crumpton will give a report to commissioners about the financial impact of issue no-interest construction bonds and how much debt the county can handle (see my Sunday story in The Herald for more details on that.)
  • Commissioners also will consider adopting a resolution that states if November’s quarter-cent sales tax referendum passes, the money generated would be used solely for Lee County Schools and Central Carolina Community College construction needs.
  • Lee County Health Director Howard Surface will talk about preparations for swine flu vaccinations.

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Education, politics, Sanford | , , | Leave a comment