Did we miss a city press release about a contest for dumbest conspiracy theory?
The city’s $473 million budget was adopted Monday, along with its largest single component: A $151 million schools budget made controversial when four city councillors voted to keep it in committee for further questioning of district officials.
The $151 million schools budget – frozen in the Finance Committee May 9 despite the expectation that the full City Council would adopt the city’s full, $507 million proposed budget today – are sure to be a big part of the 5:30 p.m. meeting of the City Council.
The co-chairs of the Cambridge Parent Advisory Council on Special Education hope that City Council will work more collaboratively with School Committee and not have impetuous political gestures jeopardize the welfare of our children’s education.
Just as a teacher uses lesson planning to ensure subject objectives are covered, I feel the expenses within this budget should link to objective measures that produce a stellar and successful school district.
The co-chairmen of the Budget Subcommittee of the School Committee write to express “complete disappointment” in the vote by four city councillors after more than eight months of school department budget process.
The $151 million school district budget ran into trouble Thursday, with five city councillors voting to keep it in committee instead of sending it to the full council for a vote.
Eight-year School Committee member Marc McGovern held his officials candidacy for City Council at a Tuesday night party at Tavern on the Square in Central Square.
Cries of unfairness and broken promises over world language and special education programs hit the School Committee and district administrators Tuesday as they wrestled with setting the budget for the next fiscal year.
Pointing to massive changes under way at Cambridge public schools and the fact the city has the shortest school day in the state, Superintendent Jeffrey Young asked Tuesday for the School Committee to give him no new demands for the budget being created for fiscal year 2014 – a budget that still needs $1.4 million in trims.