There were a few other things discussed and decided at last Tuesday's joint School Board/BoS beside the BRC gym/facility site study.
One important decision was the agreement to form a working subcommittee comprised of two BoS and two School Board members to look at opportunities to work cooperatively. The thought was for the subcommittee to meet at least quarterly and bring back their thoughts to the full BoS/Schoolboard who agreed to meet together twice per year. One of the first orders of business will be to look at opportunities/barriers in sharing recreation facilities and how to best utilize our current facilities. The BoS representatives will be myself and Chris Shipp and the School Board reps will be Richard Brown and Lauren Lavoie Sturgeon.
On another topic, Linda Murray was appointed as an alternate to the Advisory Budget Committee. Prior to this appointment there was a spirited discussion about the role of the ABC. Some feel that they should not be suggesting policy while others ( myself included) felt that they are advisory only and any policy decisions are still in the domain of the BoS and School Board.
Overall, it was a productive joint meeting and all agreed that regular meetings between the boards will be of benefit.