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Springfield BOE Alters Meeting Structure
Springfield BOE Alters Meeting Structure

The Springfield Board of Education is changing how it does business only a couple of months into its new term.

Board President Chuck Flamini says regularly scheduled committees are being eliminated in favor of so-called “ad-hoc” meetings that convene when necessary.

“We’re going to have them when the issues arise, when we need committee work to take a look at an issue,” says Flamini.

Flamini says meetings should be centered around issues, and time shouldn’t be wasted sitting around if there’s nothing to do. The former finance committee, for example, will likely get to work in the next few weeks as a contract with Apple Computers is about to expire.