Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In the News: school budget, i495 crash

School officials Tuesday will present the School Committee with a $56.9 million budget proposal for next fiscal year, a 2.43 percent increase over this year. 
Larger class sizes at Franklin High School and the three middle schools, contract negotiations and health insurance increases played a key role in the crafting of the budget, which does not increase fees or cut programs in art, music or athletics. 
To control class sizes, the district has asked to hire four new middle school teachers and one high school teacher. At the elementary level, three math specialists are sought to help continue efforts in those schools to align the curriculum with the Common Core standards.
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The full agenda for the School Committee meeting can be found here

State police say a 31-year-old Whitinsville woman died Sunday afternoon in a one-car crash on Interstate 495. 
Ashley Hartung, the only passenger in a 2014 Ford Focus, was killed instantly when the vehicle turned right off the highway and struck a guardrail while traveling south near exit 17, police said. 
According to police, the force of the crash split the guardrail.
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