On Thursday, March 14, approximately 130 Pittsfield citizens and interested non-residents attended the Annual School District Meeting in the PES Gym. The meeting started at 7:00 and ended just after 8:30.
Voters approved all the items in the $9.45 million dollar budget, including the over-all operating budget, a teacher contract with a modest salary increases, and a warrant article to replace the siding on the PES building along with most of the older windows.
Most discussion at the meeting was over the cost of the teacher contract and the replacement of siding on the building. The teachers’ contract includes a small salary increase; in exchange teachers pick up more of the cost of their health insurance. The siding and windows will be a one-time expense, rather than a multi-year bond.