Friday, December 14, 2012
Members of the Sudbury Public School Committee are getting their first look at a $37.5 million dollar budget for Fiscal Year 2014.
Members of the Sudbury Public School Committee are in the early stages of reviewing the FY14 roll-up budget, which was presented by Finance and Business Director Mary Will at their Wednesday night meeting at the Senior Center. The FY14 budget is tentatively set at $37.5 million, as compared with $36.5 million in FY13 and $35 million in FY12. Some of the important factors in the budget are still unknown, Will said. The budget includes net salaries of $24.6 million for administrators, teachers and staff in Sudbury’s elementary and middle schools. Teacher salary figures included $2.9 million at Noyes Elementary, $2 million at Nixon Elementary, $2 million at Haynes Elementary, $2.7 million at Loring Elementary, and $5.5 million at Curtis …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
SPS is in the early stages of discussing the next budget, while a number of important factors remain unsettled.
Members of the Sudbury Public School Committee opened their Wednesday night at Noyes Elementary School with the first public hearing regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2014. Committee Chair Richard Robison said one of the challenges to budget planning is that many factors remain unknown at this time. “There has been quite a bit in the news in the last 24 hours regarding the state budget,” Robison said about a recent forecast that indicates that the Massachusetts legislature will face a 250 million dollar budget shortfall in just the first quarter of the new year. “And we don’t even have to talk about the federal government,” Robison said, regarding the ongoing dispute in Congress over the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and automatic spending …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Resident Scott Nassa cited the No Confidence vote against Anne Wilson from earlier this.
The Sudbury Public Schools Committee faced an intense line of questioning at its Wednesday night meeting at Loring Elementary School from resident Scott Nassa, a frequent critic of the Committee, in regards to a recent decision at a previous meeting to extend Superintendent Anne Wilson's contract and offer her a 3 percent raise. "This Superintendent was the subject of a No Confidence petition signed by 200 people. That's a lot. That's 200 people who are parents, who are taxpayers," said Nassa, who questioned why the School Committee seemed quick to extend Wilson's contract before it was even due to expire. "Have you ever seen a petition of No Confidence before?" Nassa inquired of Chair Richard Robison, who has been a member of the School …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
School Committee members unanimously accept the previously-negotiated contract that spells out pay and benefits for teachers for the next three years
- Ann Kenda
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Sudbury Public Schools Committee accepted a previously negotiated teacher contract that will cover the next three years at its Tuesday night meeting at the Sudbury Senior Center. The contract grants Sudbury's teachers raises of 3 percent in 2013, 2.5 percent in 2014 and 2 percent in 2015. The public forum section of the meeting featured some commentary from veteran teacher Mary Hawes Mahoney about the contract. "People are voting with their feet on this contract," said Mahoney, mentioning 23 teachers who recently left Curtis Middle School for districts she said offer more in salary and charge less for health insurance. "It's getting harder and harder for Sudbury to keep the best people. I think if we want to keep the best people, we …