School Committee to Discuss Clothing Allowance in Secret

The Haverhill School Committee is expected to continue discussion on a cafeteria workers contract during a closed-door executive session at Thursday night’s regular meeting.

At its last meeting on Nov. 20, the school committee unanimously agreed to reconsider worker uniform costs under the cafeteria employee contract agreement approved in October. However, discussion was tabled until Thursday’s executive session, during which, according to minutes of the prior meeting, “all issues would be clarified.”

School committee member Scott Wood raised the motion last month to reconsider an agreement to absorb the cost of workers’ uniforms in the school budget this year and over the next two years. Under a plan approved by the committee at its Oct. 23 meeting, it would cost the school district $10,000 in the current school year and $80,000 per year for cafeteria workers’ uniforms during the next two years. The original motion was passed unanimously by the school committee, with Mayor James J. Fiorentini, committee chairman, abstaining.

Also on Thursday’s agenda, the committee is being asked to approve “Use of Facilities” requests from three outside organizations and businesses. They include use of Consentino Middle School for baseball practice by the Haverhill Shoemakers between January and March; use of Nettle School’s auditorium for theatrical performances by the Spotlight Playhouse group in March; and use of the High School’s gymnasium for a martial arts studio’s black belt graduation on Saturday, December 13.


The Haverhill School Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, in city council chambers at Haverhill City Hall.

One thought on “School Committee to Discuss Clothing Allowance in Secret

  1. Why are we paying for peoples clothes and not talking about this publically since it uses the public’s money ? Maybe another raise is in the works huh ?