The city’s school board is stepping up its efforts to regain control of smaller capital projects after a month of silence from the mayor in response to a April 12 letter. Last week, the Board sent a second letter to Mayor Michael A. Pavia, urging the Mayor to provide an answer so the school board can move forward with planning.
The second letter comes after Board members have expressed frustration with Pavia’s silence. During a meeting of the board’s fiscal committee last Tuesday, fiscal chairman Jerry Pia called the prolonged silence “Absolutely positively uncalled for.”
But the April 12 letter isn’t the only request the mayor has yet to answer for the Board. On April 2, key members of the district’s administration and school board sent a letter to Pavia and Board of Finance Chairman Timothy Abbazia, asking for the opportunity to regain control over surplus funds at the end of the budget year:
Last week’s follow-up letter, which was sent on Wednesday, May 9, requests that the mayor provide a response to both letters by the end of May.