Friday, April 6, 2012
School Budget Update
Nathan Mayberg reports in today's Register-Star that Superintendent Jack Howe, who is retiring in two months, hopes that the newly discovered $1.2 shortfall in the school district budget can be "steadily worked down": "Howe hopeful budget gap can be reduced." According to Howe, the previously identified $1.3 million shortfall is being made up with a 2.78 percent increase in the tax levy. Meanwhile, the Hudson Teachers' Association is standing firm, stalwartly refusing to make any concessions in their benefits or their automatic annual raises.