The Board of Selectmen approved the budget for the Education Channel on Thursday night.
Education Channel representative Jim Dellot told the board how they moved where they’re located within the high school, and about the increase in the amount of programming they’ve had. He talked about how far the program has come over the last 10 years since it started, and that today 300 middle school and high school students take TV classes.
“We would like to replace the stage and lighting,” Dellot said of the program’s needs, among other things.
Selectmen Sarah MacDonald and Paul Reynolds heaped large amounts of praise on Dellot for the work he’s been able to do with the program over the years, especially for what it’s become. They both made strong points about the importance of learning video skills in today’s job market.
“Can we have a meeting there and show off the studio?” Selectmen Chairman Carmen Dellolacono asked Dellot.
Dellot said there wouldn’t be a problem arranging that once the new studio is completed, which he is hoping will be done for the beginning of the school year.