Darien BOE approves donations, school resource officer position
The DHS Fuel Cell team asked the Board to approve a donation for $5,500 from the Grasso Construction Company which is based in Norwalk. The donation would enable the team to purchase a light-weight, high-efficiency fuel cell for their car.
Business Manager Matt Gentile said the group has raised $10,200 so far which was only a few hundred dollars short of the $10,600 goal of. The money is used to pay for transporting the car to the competition and other travel expenses.
If you would like to donate money, checks can be made payable to Darien High School care of the Fuel Cell Team.
A donation from the Tokeneke Parent Teacher Organization for $7,895 to purchase a new sound system was also accepted.
Tokeneke Principal Marylee Fisher said the current sound system needed to be replaced because it was cutting out and certain areas in the school's common room were dead spaces where people couldn't hear anything. The current system was moved from the old Tokeneke school once construction was completed on the new building, Fisher said.
The Darien High School may see a resource officer walking the halls after the board approved the position. The officer could start working at the high school as early as next fall. The cost of the resource officer would come out of the town's budget and not the school budget. The final decision to place a resource officer at the high school lies with the town.