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BOE considers cutting 2 Staples staff positions

BOE considers cutting 2 Staples staff positions

Katie Simons ’22 and Prasaus Yeager ’22, Arts Editor and Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The Board of Education (BOE) announced on Jan. 27 that they were considering cutting two teacher positions, one position each  English and science departments at Staples High School. Costs accrued for treating the mold at Coleytown Middle School, upgrading facilities in other Westport schools and addressing the staff healthcare cost surge have contributed to heavy hits on the budget. Estimates for thes...

Classroom Cuts & Budget Blues: A Q&A with Providence Mayor Angel Taveras

Classroom Cuts & Budget Blues: A Q&A with Providence Mayor Angel Taveras

April 4, 2011

On March 1, Superintendent of Westport Public Schools Elliott Landon sent a letter to 144 untenured Westport teachers notifying them that their contracts would not be renewed for the 2011-12 school year. In addition, the Board of Education (BOE) and Board of Finance (BOF) have been at odds regarding budgetary cuts. These financial and staffing cuts are not unique to Westport:...

Community Responds to Financial Staffing Cuts in Westport Public Schools

Community Responds to Financial Staffing Cuts in Westport Public Schools

March 26, 2011

By Ben Reiser, '13 and Bryan Schiavone, '13 On Feb. 24, the Providence, R.I. school committee handed pink slips to 1,929 Providence public school teachers. This decision was supported by mayor Angel Taveras, who said that the mass firing was a cost-controlling measure. On March 1, Superinten...

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