Tuesday, December 9, 2008

in the news - Charter School applications, state warns of aid cuts

Ben Franklin Charter School accepting applications

By GateHouse Media, Inc.

The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School is accepting applications for kindergarten to grade eight for the 2009-2010 school year until Feb. 13.

Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2009 for enrollment in kindergarten for the 2009-2010 school year. A lottery will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m., in the school library.

The school will hold information evenings for parents of prospective students on Tuesday, Jan. 6, and Thursday, Jan. 29, in the school auditorium. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., the head of school, board members and teachers will be available for discussions, questions and answers. A school tour will also be given.

Read the full article in the Gazette here


House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi said yesterday that Massachusetts cities and towns should brace for cuts of up to 10 percent in state aid next year, an ominous sign that the pain of the nation's economic crisis is still just taking hold and could result in layoffs of police, firefighters, and teachers in local communities.

"Massachusetts will not be spared the pain," said DiMasi, after calling a group of reporters into his State House office. He predicted state aid would be reduced by 5 to 10 percent, saying it is "a matter of how much. It's not a matter of whether they will take a cut or not."

Read the full article in the Boston Globe here

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