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Committee members were not pleased at getting a surprise administrative funding recommendation and referred it back to Superintendent Jeffrey Young to come up with another plan.
Teachers’ pleas for “more hearts and hands” in classrooms as they struggled to keep up with academic and testing demands seems to have had a major impact on School Committee talks over budget guidelines.
A proposed $131.5 million revamp of the King Open School and surrounding public buildings gets a neighborhood meeting Thursday evening, after the City Council approved a $1.5 million feasibility study.
Lower-paid service and clerical workers at a unit of Cambridge Health Alliance have won a minimum starting wage of $15 an hour, their union announced Thursday.
It’s a little less than a year until elections, but Mayor David Maher is in full campaign donations mode – surging far ahead of any other sitting councillor by amassing a bit less than $34,190 in just a month’s time.
Teachers were invited to talk about budget priorities with the School Committee making it very clear they need more help in the classroom and a dramatic slowdown in the exhausting introduction of initiatives.
The School Committee voted 6-1 to extend Superintendent Jeffrey Young’s contract one year, from June 2015 to June 2016. Young’s gross salary for each of these two years will be $267,000.
Cambridge Health Alliance is hoping a new radiology suite will improve patients’ experiences, expand services and bring in sorely needed revenue. The early word: The $2.1 million bet is paying off.