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Mitchell On WBSM: School Cuts Unpleasant, But Need To Be Done

During his weekly radio program on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell offered some thoughts on the School Budget crisis. 

The School Committee was told this week, it must eliminate 250 positions in next year's school budget, including more than 100 teaching positions

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School District Battles Multi-Million Dollar Shortfall

The city's School District is facing a budget shortfall, and is looking to the City Council for help.

The School Committee discussed the $3.5 million dollar gap Monday, most of which lies in salaries and pay-outs to retired employees

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Council’s Finance Committee Approves $2 Million Transfer to School Dept.

The City Council's Finance Committee approves about $4 million worth of transfers from free cash to various city departments, including the school system.

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NBEA May Challenge Innovation School Vote In Court

The School Committee's plan to create an Innovation school in New Bedford may be headed for a court fight. 

Lou St. John, the head of the New Bedford Educators Association says he's talking with attorney's for the Mass

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Few in attendance at Keith Middle School auditorium for Monday's continued Innovation School hearing
Few in attendance at Keith Middle School auditorium for Monday's continued Innovation School hearing

Innovation Schools Hearing Continued in New Bedford

One week before it takes a crucial vote on the subject, New Bedford's School Committee heard public input on Innovation Schools for a final time.

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Superintendent Candidate District Reviews Wrap Up

New Bedford's School Committee spent this week travelling to districts in Chicago, Memphis, and Attleboro, conducting reports on the former employers of its superintendent candidates.

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School Committee Nearing Vote For Superintendent

The New Bedford School Committee is just five days away from selecting a new superintendent of schools. 

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Candidate Interviews Continue for New Bedford School Superintendent

New Bedford's Superintendent interviews continued Tuesday with outgoing Attleboro Superintendent Pia Durkin.

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$3 Million Deficit Reported In New Bedford School Budget

New Bedford School officials report this year's school budget is $3 million in the red.  School Committee Vice-Chair Dr. Lawrence Finnerty says the discrepancy was discovered in November, and officials are now wrestling with how to close the gap

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School Committee Delays Vote on Innovation Schools

More time is needed before a vote on Innovation schools. That was the determination of New Bedford's School Committee Tuesday, which voted to postpone the decision from January 14th to a future date.

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