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Crawford Central School Board meets

Submitted Tue, 10/23/2012 - 8:23am by Andy Alm

MEADVILLE — Yesterday’s meeting of the Crawford Central School Board was short and fairly routine.  A few highlights included a recap of the district’s successful community garden afterschool program, which earned the praise of several board members.  The board approved some run-of-the-mill budget transfer resolutions, authorized the creation of a Junior Bulldog wrestling program at Meadville Middle School, and approved 2012-2013 bus routes for the Meadville and Cochranton attendance areas.

The board voted to join the Northwest PA Landowner Group at no cost to the taxpayer, which officials deemed useful should gas companies wish to drill on or near district-owned land.

And they authorized a resolution granting permission to local financial services firm Janney Montgomery Scott to draft a plan for refinancing of some bonds floated by the district in 2009 – a plan that will be voted on at a later time.

Finally, local resident Brenda Costa announced that efforts to get a new playground at 1st District School will soon be realized.  After four years of planning and fundraising, Costa said the playground is expected to be built November 3rd.