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Students Thank Ludlow Board of Education for Improvements, Opportunities

 
At last week's meeting, the Ludlow Board of Education accepted a first draft of the district's budget for next year.
 
The estimated $6.6 million budget will be ready in May for final approval in October.
 
Steve Chapman was designated as the new chairman of the board, and Judy Lantry was selected as the vice chair. Jenny McMillen was selected to be secretary, and Vikki Wofford is once again the treasurer.
 
in other business, the board passed the schedule for the 2017-18 school year, which will begin on August 17, 2017, and end on May 30, 2018.
 
The board also passed the meeting schedule for its own meetings for the upcoming year. The meetings will continue to be held on the third Thursday of month at 7 p.m. at the school board office. The only exception to the schedule will be in December, when the meeting will be held on the second Thursday of the month, due to Christmas, when the school board office is being used for storing Christmas presents.
 
A slide show was presented at the meeting where students from both Mary A. Goetz Elementary and Ludlow  High School said thanks to the school board in honor of January being National School Board Month. Some students thanked the board for all-day kindergarten, the chance to go to Gateway Community & Technical College to receive dual credits, for technology access and the new laptop computers, for the new fitness center and gym enhancements, and for the updated cafeteria. The students said thanks for everything the board does to support the students and the staff of Ludlow schools.
 
The video can be seen on the district's website here.
 
Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor