Faced with a $2-million-plus budget deficit for 2013, the North Kingstown School Committee asked for more information on two sports-related initiatives remaining in this fiscal year.
John Boscardin questioned why the May 8 agenda had a consent agenda item approving an assistant boys' lacrosse coach when the season is already under way.
Superintendent Phil Auger acknowledged that the question of approving coaches after the season begins has come up before regarding other sports. He said he would research the issue and present information on how coaches are selected and appointed at the next meeting.
The committee then approved hiring Philip White for $2,433.75 as an assistant lacrosse coach, and approved Robert Vallee as an unpaid volunteer assistant boys' track and field coach.
William Mudge asked how the proposed $7,210 salary for Aaron Thomas as the Summer Sports Camp Director is determined, and Richard Welch asked to see details on the entire enterprise fund, which is funded by user fees.
Auger said he would respond with the information at the May 22 school committee meeting, and the item was tabled until then.
The committee approved the rest of the consent agenda.
Originally, the school committee was scheduled to discuss allowing a satellite, operated by Pathways Strategic Teaching Center, classroom at the high school. PSTC's program services children with autism and related disorders. The committee will revisit the issue at its May 22 meeting.