2018 Budget is Proposed

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Simone Lassar

Managing Editor of News

This Wednesday, March 22, Superintendent David Fleishman announced the proposed budget for the 2017-2018 school year, including cuts that would reduce the current $2.75 million deficit.  

With the hope of preserving as many school programs as possible in mind, the administration decided to reduce school library funding with librarian lay-offs in all levels of school. Other cuts include seventh grade Latin, fourth grade chorus, and fewer assistant principals across the schools. Due to the increasing attendance in the school system, class sizes will also rise.

This current gap in budget remains an unprecedented occurrence as Newton Public Schools usually ends the year with extra money in their budget. This year, had administration not made cuts, the school system would have ended the year in debt.

With these new cuts implemented, the school system will end the year with a balanced budget, but have no extra money to carry over to the next year.

For more information on the proposed budget, check nshsdenebola.com for upcoming updates.