Monday, October 10, 2011

Teacher raises rankle council

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via Boston Globe -- Globe West by Evan Allen, Globe Correspondent on 10/8/11

Anger in Franklin over 1.5 in pay raises for teachers in a year marked by town-wide pay freezes and job losses came to a head last week when the Town Council voted unanimously to reopen hearings on the town budget nearly four months after approving it, a move that Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting described as "extremely unusual.'' The vote allows the council to reexamine the school budget, and gives them the option of taking money out of the school budget and allocating it to other parts of the town budget, like the police or fire departments.

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