Contract negotiations between the NSC and the Newton Teachers Association (NTA) have been ongoing since December 2022.
The public hearing took place after interim superintendent Kathleen Smith announced projected cuts to staffing across the school district.
The final two candidates participated in community forum interviews before a final decision was made by the school committee on Friday.
On March 14, Newton residents will vote on three ballot questions regarding the Mayor’s proposed $15 million tax increase.
If it passes, the March 14 election would override Massachusetts’ Proposition 2 ½, which places a cap on annual increases in levy limits.
Funds resulting from the increase will mostly go toward funding city projects, with an emphasis on improving the Newton Public Schools.
The search follows former Superintendent David Fleishman’s retirement in June.
Newton Public Schools (NPS) Superintendent David Fleishman announced on April 7 that he will step down from his position at the end of the school year.
The Newton School Committee approved Newton Public Schools’ (NPS) fiscal year 2023 budget by a margin of 8–1.
“On the one hand, we are so aware of the needs of our students and the desire to support them robustly with as many teachers and support as possible,” Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said. “On the other hand, using one-time money for ongoing costs creates a real problem for the following year.”