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Council OKs LHS TV Studio Funds, Balks on Other Bills

By Elizabeth Dobbins, edobbins@lowellsun.comMarch 6, 2019

LOWELL -- With an infusion of funds approved by the City Council Tuesday night, the TV studio at Lowell High School will have the money to buy new parts and, leaders hope, get back to broadcasting.

As for the other funds the school district requested from the city?

Not so fast.

The unanimous approval to allocate funds to the TV studio came amid a meeting where councilors were otherwise critical of the school department’s financial practices.

A request for $255,940 from the city to pay the school district’s “bad bills” -- debts charged to the district last fiscal year, but not paid -- was characterized as “misleading” by Councilor Vesna Nuon and lacking “accountability” by Councilor John Leahy.

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