By Rick La Plante, New Haven Schools Director of Parent and Community Relations
Standing with District teachers, classified employees and administrators, the Board of Education on Tuesday night voted unanimously to reduce expenses by taking a furlough. Board members will not meet in July, giving up one month’s compensation, in solidarity with employees who are being asked to work six fewer days in 2011-12, as part of the District’s efforts to meet the financial challenges imposed by the ongoing state budget crisis.
The Board – which also voted to limit participation in the California School Board Association annual meeting and to restrict travel to other meetings – received an update on the budget situation from Chief Business Officer Akur Varadarajan. The proposed budget for 2011-12 – conditional to the state budget being ratified and subject to Board approval June 21 – is about $6 million less than it was this year and nearly $15 million less than it was just three years ago.
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Fredrick Malcolm Waring
(June 9, 1900 – July 29, 1984) was a popular musician, bandleader and radio-television personality, sometimes referred to as "America's Singing Master" and "The Man Who Taught America How to Sing." He was also a promoter, financial backer and namesake of the Waring Blendor, the first modern electric blender on the market.
Fredrick Malcolm Waring was born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania on June 9, 1900 to Jesse Calderwood and Frank Waring. During his teenage years, Fred Waring, his brother Tom, and their friend Poley McClintock founded the Waring-McClintock Snap Orchestra, which evolved into Fred Waring's Banjo Orchestra. The band often played at fraternity parties, proms, and dances, and achieved local success. He attended Penn State University, where he studied architectural engineering. He also aspired to be in the Penn State Glee Club, but he was rejected with every audition due to "college politics" and tension between him and the glee club's director, Dr. Clarence Robinson. His Banjo Orchestra eventually became so successful that he decided to abandon his education in order to tour with the band, which eventually became known as Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians.
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