Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 24, 2014

School cuts target teacher aides

Proposed budget remedy brings staff to tears


In addition to $900,000 in layoffs to instructional assistants, McGrath proposed another six cuts in the personnel budget through, what she called “unapproved, reinstated and double entries” for a savings of nearly $142,000. (See related story, Page 2.)

She also proposed nearly $100,000 in cuts for people taking leaves of absences and retirements. She cut another $40,000 from special education summer school salaries and found nearly $20,000 in savings from making salary track changes.

She also reported about $150,000 in expense reductions from such items as copy center supplies, laptop leases, legal expenses and other savings.

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