Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 7, 2013

Schools call for up to $2.2 million more

$30 sports-fee increase possible


A fifth day of world language instruction for middle school students;

A world language program start-up for elementary school students;

Band and orchestra teachers for elementary school students;

Math coaches at the elementary school level; and

Additional social workers at the elementary school level.

The budget document states that teachers throughout the system would “address higher-than-desirable class sizes.”

“It’s important to share with you and the community what needs are unfunded at this time, because it’s important to note that because a need goes unfunded, it doesn’t mean that the need has gone away,” McGrath said to the School Committee.

The presentation was scheduled to go before the Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen last night, Wednesday, after Townsman deadline. For details on that meeting, visit starting Thursday.

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