DRACUT -- The School Committee voted unanimously Monday night to hire a full-time technology specialist, with funding for the salary for the much-needed position coming from the $100,000 supplemental School District budget appropriation approved at Nov. 4 Town Meeting.

In addition to approving Superintendent of Schools Steven Stone's request to hire a district-wide technology expert at a salary yet to be determined by Stone, the board also voted, 5-0 , to OK two more personnel-related requests to restore the part-time position of Fine and Performing Arts Department coordinator at a 10-hour-per-week annual salary of $13,750; and to extend one part-time guidance counselor's position from three days per week to a full-time, five-days-per-week position.

Funding for the fine-arts coordinator position -- which had been lost to school district budget cuts in 2012 -- will be taken from the student music-fees account, which took in about $34,000 for the 2012-13 school year, Stone said.

School Committee member Matthew Sheehan said all three of the added personnel funding requests from Stone had been previously discussed and approved by the Finance subcommittee.

In other School Committee action from the meeting at Harmony Hall, member Dan O'Connell said he continues to work on writing a new policy related to selling commercial advertising for placement on school property as a means of raising additional revenue for the district.

Such a policy would represent a change from the district's current policy which prohibits such advertising, noted O'Connell who plans to model the policy after one used by a neighboring school district before bringing it before the Dracut board some time in the new year.

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