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Today's 5: School Board News to Dominate

The Plainview Board of Education is scheduled to vote on a new schools superintendent and approve its preliminary budget Monday night.

The headlines should be dominated by school news tonight and Tuesday as the adopts a budget proposal and formally introduces its new superintendent.

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1. The school board is expected to adopt it's for the 2012/13 school year at tonight's meeting. The budget proposal is expected to include a modest tax increase and come in under the state spending cap.

2. Also tonight, the district is expected to vote on its choice for its new school's superintendent. was introduced to the community last week. A formal vote to hire her is set for tonight.

3. This is the , which also overlaps the Jewish celebration of Passover. We want to know about all of your special events. For example, on Monday, is taking part in the Diocesan "Day of Reconciliation." That means confessions will be heard from 3-9 p.m. today at the church on Washington Avenue. St. Pius does not have confessions scheduled for Saturday.

4. It was a busy news weekend. We covered the as well as breaking news of Saturday. You can catch up with the latest news by reading

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