NORWICH – The Norwich City School Board engaged in a heated debate last night over a seemingly innocuous topic. For more than 30 minutes, members of the board of education argued over going paperless, a process that was first offered up as a cost savings measure back in December.
The discussion began when board member Priscilla Johnson insisted she continue to receive a hard copy of each meeting’s agenda and board packet.
“I do not have access to the computer during the day,” Johnson told fellow board members. She prefers to take print copies with her while she works rather than sit in front of the computer at night to review the material provided in advance of each meeting, she explained, adding that she did not want to incur the cost of printing the documents herself.
“I’d prefer not to have to print it off on my own material at home. I’d like the district to provide it to me,” Johnson said.