Southbridge officials pass $51.6M budget

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Schools see no budget increase, 31 staffers laid off so far By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — After discussing possible increases to aid the public schools, the Town Council approved Monday night a $51,644,252 budget for fiscal year 2019. The budget, which will come into play July […]

Southbridge to experiment with Elementary Summer Learning Lab

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Free program aimed at district’s youngest students SOUTHBRIDGE — The public school district will offer a new, free summer program for its youngest students, providing them some meals, fun, and support on a daily basis through the first half of the summer. In a press release, Southbridge Public Schools announced […]

Southbridge struggles with little state aid, funds lost to charter school

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Underperforming schools hindered by fiscal constraints By Laurie Schlatter and Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writers SOUTHBRIDGE — The town has a double-prong problem hampering its spending plan for the coming year in the barest increase in state aid and a hefty drop in state money to cover the town’s costs […]

School board stews over notice of $3.1M shortfall

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Budget woes push Southbridge to consider 30-45 staff cuts By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Tuesday night’s officially posted School Committee meeting was unofficially cancelled by the panel’s chairman, yet three members sat in to learn more about a $3.1 million deficit they only learned about barely […]