The newest member of the New Bedford School Committee says he's looking forward to his first budget workshop session Wednesday night at Keith Middle School. 

Josh Amaral tells WBSM News, he knows money isn't the answer to every problem in the school system, but it sure would help.....

Last year's school budget was $109-million.  Amaral is hoping that number will go higher this year with help from the state.  

Amaral has also invited several members of the City Council to attend the workshop.  He says if New Bedford schools are to succeed, everyone needs to join in.