Liverpool residents present petition, talk LMS at BOE meeting

- Increased student engagement and creating a sense of belonging;

- Creation of stronger collaborative partnerships for learning;

- Improvement in student literacy, math and study skills by turning students into "curious, critical thinkers."

The task force expects their program to roll out slowly, over an approximate three-year period to "ensure accuracy and efficiency."

The board was also presented with an eight-minute video created by the district's art department. Throughout the video, students and teachers spoke about the importance of art and creativity in their education, leaving the board impressed by the quality of the presentation.

Finally, the board voted not to approve the OCM BOCES rates of service for the 2011-2012 school year. While the vote states that the Liverpool BOE is displeased with the current proposed rates of service, it does not mean the district has opted out of using BOCES services. Once BOCES approves their budget, the Liverpool BOE will again vote to decide if using BOCES services is appropriate.

A budget workshop will be held at 7 p.m. April 4 at the District Offices, 195 Blackberry Road in Liverpool. A regular work session meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 11, and a regular board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. April 25 at the District Offices.

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