No. Smithfield School Department postpones public budget meeting

No. Smithfield School Department postpones public budget meeting

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Saturday morning meeting at which the North Smithfield School Department was slated to discuss their budget proposal for the upcoming school year has been rescheduled, after organizers missed the deadline for posting notice, as required by the Open Meetings Act, by five hours.

The special meeting scheduled for Nov. 23 has been cancelled because the department failed to post the agenda on the Secretary of State's website 48 hours prior to its 9 a.m. start time.

The meeting, at which the superintendent, building administrators, and other department administrators will present and review the FY15 budget draft with School Committee members, will now be held on Monday, Nov. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kendall Dean Auditorium.

School department officials are asking residents to attend at least some portion of the meeting, and are providing pizza and other refreshments.