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Funding For Avon High School Crew Team Is Discussed

AVON — The school board's finance committee reviewed a request from the Avon High School crew team Wednesday to triple its indoor training funding so it can practice at an indoor rowing center. Crew team organizers have asked that funding for indoor training be increased from $5,000 to $15,000 a year. The committee took no action, but Chairwoman Katharine Zirolli said she is open to granting an increase and asked Superintendent Gary Mala to negotiate with Power 10 Indoor Rowing Center. The team rows at Batterson Park. For the past school year, the team has also practiced indoors at Power 10. A student who spoke on Wednesday said the training he received there was crucial to...