WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho Regional School Committee approved the new Consolidated Resource Plan for the upcoming school year at a meeting held in the Chariho High School library on Tuesday.
The plan will serve as the district’s blueprint for the use of federal funds. According to Supt. Barry Ricci, the plan involves funds that total over $1 million.
Also, the school committee passed a motion that will name the gym at Chariho High School after Andrew J. Polouski. Polouski is a former teacher, athletic director and coach at Chariho High School. According to Ricci, the man who’s name will now be attached to the high school gym has a long and rich history with the district and has made many contributions.
In other business, a motion to revise the Student Nutrition and Physical Activity policy that would restrict the food that can be brought into classrooms to only products purchased from commercial vendors was not passed by the committee.
“There were parents that made some interesting and thoughtful comments to me,” said Ricci, who introduced the motion. “On a personal level, I have no problem with students bringing in food from home for classroom celebrations, but when a parent is worried about a child with food allergies, I can see both sides of the argument.”