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The Clinton Board of Education meets this evening for their regularly monthly meeting.

The Board will begin tonight's meeting by approving their budget for fiscal year 2012. Clinton Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeff Holmes says this is the time of year when that budget must be submitted to the state. He notes the meeting will start at 6:15 for the public hearing on the budget.

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The Board will discuss the High School's Homecoming Parade and Powder Puff football game taking place on Wednesday night. Recently the district has had some concerns expressed because of the local churches activities conflicting with the School's events. Dr. Holmes says the school is very willing to work with the local churches to make sure the students can be a part of both activities.

[audio:boardpreview2.mp3]A Word From Dr. Holmes[/audio]

The Board will also be discussing the Exelon Power Plant Appraisal Approval request. Dr. Holmes explains they will have a face to face with the folks from the power plant and he hopes a long term agreement can be reached.

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The Board will also be discussing the date for the High School's graduation ceremony. They plan to approve the submittal of the PE Waiver to the state to allow for PE to be twice a week at their elementary schools. The meeting of the Board of Education will get underway at 6:15 with the hearing on the 2012 budget, with the regular meeting to follow the hearing, which takes place in the library at Clinton Jr. High School.

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