Bethel officials have signed off on funding to finance solar panels for two schools, and set a date for a town meeting so residents can weigh in. The Board of Selectmen agreed to an amount up to $407,000 for solar panels at Johnson School, over 15 years at an interest rate not to exceed 2.65 percent. Up to $360,600 is needed for the solar panels on Rockwell School, with the same terms. Construction for the Johnson array is estimated at 403,000, and 357,000 for the Rockwell contract. The Board of Finance must also approve the agreements. A Special Town Meeting was set by the Selectmen for August 17th at 6:30pm in the General Purpose Room of the Municipal Center.