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TSM - Incoming Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin speaking in New Bedford
TSM - Incoming Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin speaking in New Bedford

Durkin Spending Lots Of Time In New Bedford

New Bedford's new incoming Superintendent of Schools doesn't take over till July 1st, but Dr. Pia Durkin has already been involved in some high level discussions in the School Department.....

Dr Durkin is coming to New Bedford from the Attleboro school district

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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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Mitchell Criticizes School Transfer Delay

The Mayor of New Bedford and the City Council are scrapping again over School Department funding. 

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City Council Offers Plan To Address School Dept. Deficit

The New Bedford City Council says it has a plan to resolve the estimated $3-million deficit in the School Department budget. 

Finance Committee chair Jane Gonsalves said at a news conference Tuesday, the Council is prepared to transfer from free cash or reserve accounts the money the School Department needs to close the budget gap

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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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