In recent years the board has held most of its public meetings in the city council chambers of the city hall building at 1 Donham Plaza in downtown Middletown.
The district’s central office is located on the top floor of the city building, which is more than 40 years old and in need of repairs, according to city officials.
But Betram said “there are no issues with the city chambers.”
“This is just a great space with easy access and easy parking,” he said.
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The high school’s community room space was designed to better accommodate the public on a school campus through meetings and events.
Brightly lit, featuring movable seating and decorated in Middletown Middie purple, the space offers more flexibility than the theater-in-the-round city chambers room, which has stationary, pew-like seating.
Chris Urso, president of the school board, said “we like this much better.”