Tuesday, March 23, 2010

West Morris Regional to cut 32 jobs

The West Morris Regional Board of Education has decided to address over $4 milion in state aid reductions by eliminating 32 positions (including 17 teachers). In additon, courtesy busing has been eliminated. The overall tax levy increase will be about 3.3%, which is to be expected. "This is a very difficult budget, equally difficult in the way it affects students, families and staff, " said school board president Cristen Forrester. "We were very mindful of spreading the cuts around, while keeping in mind the maintenance of our educational core values."

While this has been a difficult decision, the BOE is to be commended for taking the issue head on.

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