The Wellesley School Committee decided not to vote for a number of proposed cuts offered up last week by School Superintendent Bella Wong, noting that the town might get more funding than it originally thought once Gov. Deval Patrick reveals his budget plans Wednesday. Wong has proposed cuts totaling more than $1 million in an effort to meet Advisory Committee budget goals.
So for now, the director of school libraries position as well high school librarian positions are safe, while the School Committee voted to do away with spending on staff negotiations among other things for a total of more than $665K in cuts. More analysis from the Townsman.
A big showing by concerned parents at Monday’s School Commitee meeting buoyed the spirits of the Committee 21 group that advocates for public education services in Wellesley. The strong showing “has clearly made an impact on School Committee and the Advisory Committee,” according to the group, which is urging another show of strength at Town Hall at 7pm Wednesday as Advisory receives the School Committee budget.
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