Monday, February 16, 2015

Budget Update from the Barrows Budget Parents

School Committee Approves Superintendent's Budget

The Reading School Committee approved the Superintendent’s Recommended budget with no revisions. The budget includes an additional $75,000 of additional revenue that was added to help reduce the reduction in regular education paraeducators at the elementary level. This additional funding will help restore the kindergarten paraeducators to current staffing levels and provide adequate lunch/recess coverage. What was not restored was additional paraeducator time to support classroom teachers and the office.

All other reductions and restructuring were approved, including the two instructional coaches, the BCBA, the TSP/SSP Program Director, and the Technician.

The next step in the process will be for the School Department to present their budget to the Finance Committee on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. 
Michele and Cindy

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