Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Last night's proposals are not the final word"

Posted Mar 25, 2009 @ 12:32 AM


Faced with the prospect of cutting 62 jobs, the School Committee last night urged teachers and other staff to take a pay freeze that could save $1 million.

Reading from a prepared statement, School Committee Chairman Jeffrey Roy officially asked the 600-member Franklin Education Association to voluntarily take a pay freeze.

"Time is of the essence," Roy said.

Besides teachers, the association represents teachers aides, nurses, secretaries and van drivers.

Superintendent Wayne Ogden also appealed to residents to call state Rep. James Vallee, D-Franklin, and state Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, to pressure them to stop the state's supposed plan to renege on its offer of $448,381 in stimulus money to Franklin schools.

Read the full article about the budget cuts in the Milford Daily News here

You can also read the live reporting from the meeting summarized here

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