Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"This is not a Cadillac school system"

"We think this is not an unreasonable expectation for a budget," Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski said, noting some figures such as local aid and health insurance could change. "It helps us to keep and maintain programs. Would we like to have all 14.3 positions back? Absolutely. But, we think this is a reasonable budget proposal in these economic times." 
The positions to be cut include five elementary school teachers, six middle school teachers and the high school's alternative programs coordinator. 
Remington Middle School Principal Paul Peri said fewer teachers could boost class sizes to more than 27 students while Sabolinski noted it would be harder for teachers to focus on helping individual students who may be struggling. 
School Committee member Ed Cafasso said while many people may have individual complaints about a bad teacher, overall the district has performed well while spending about $2,800 less per pupil than the state average.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here.

Review all the notes reported live during the School Committee meeting here

Franklin, MA

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