The Holland School Board has received a $5,000 state grant for the purchase of
Music teacher Marie Perini said the equipment will allow the department to have six music stations that will include synthesizers. Currently, the district has only one music station, according to Ms. Perini. "The whole concept is to make the music program active instead of passive," she said.
She added that the district will have the only such lab in the entire Southtowns region, hinting the district could become a regional training center for other districts.
The board this week also received a relatively clean bill of health from its auditor, Lumsden & McCormick. Auditor Eugene Mahaney criticized the district for allowing the treasurer's signature plate to be kept in an office other than where the district treasurer works. And, "it was noted that the check-signing machine is kept in an unlocked office during business hours and that several individuals in the business office have both access and keys to the machine.