Sunday, March 05, 2006

School Committee Wants to Apply for Venezuelan Oil
The Portland School Committee adopted a motion on March 1 that identifies Portland Public Schools as being receptive to offers of discounted heating oil from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and/or Citgo Petroleum Corporation. The proposal directs the school department’s administrative staff to enter into discussions with the Portland City Council to further the process. The City Council is responsible for purchasing the heating oil for the School Department.
District 2 West End School Committee member Stephen Spring made the motion to the Committee, which passed it by a vote of 7-2. The two student representatives on the board voted with the majority. The motion was presented in English and in Spanish.


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