School Budget

Ward One Candidates
A forum featuring the seven candidates for city councilor of New Bedford's Ward One was held at the Casimir Pulaski Elementary School to answer questions about the job in front of the public.
No questions for Superintendent
The New Bedford City Council listened to Schools Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin deliver her annual presentation and proposed budget for the system. The $130 M budget is 3.5% higher than last year, and the state has also warned municipalities to expect less state funding for schools...
NB School Budget Moves On
Despite seeing multiple cuts in next year's budget, New Bedford officials say student won't see any loss of services.
During Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee reviewed the latest version of the FY18 school operating budget, and passed it with a 5-2 vote...
Be Heard On School Budget
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Pia Durkin is doing what all good Superintendents are supposed to do, asking for a lot in order to get some of what the system badly needs to best serve our student population in the next fiscal year.
NB School Budget
New Bedford school officials revealed a preliminary $145,420,517 budget for FY18 on Monday night.
That number includes $10-million in enhancement requests, which are considered important to moving the district toward their performance goals...
Budget Hearings Set
The New Bedford City Council has set aside five nights to review budgets of various city departments.  However one of those nights, Wednesday June 18th, will be set aside to review only one budget, the school budget.
Mayor Jon Mitchell has submitted a total city budget of $297 million...
Bousquet Defends Council
Ward Three Councilor Henry Bousquet says City Councilors were elected to serve the citizens of New Bedford, and that's what the council is doing by learning more about issues in the School Department.
Bousquet is dismissing criticism that the Council is sticking its nose into areas where it does…