The updated FY24 NPS budget reallocates funding to elementary strings programs following community pushback to their initial elimination.
Countryside Elementary School Building Committee Submits Plans for New Construction
The new site farther to the north would place the school building on higher ground to avoid mass flooding, according to the project webpage.
Newton Residents Speak Out Against NPS Budget Cuts at Public Hearing
The public hearing took place after interim superintendent Kathleen Smith announced projected cuts to staffing across the school district.
NPS’ Proposed FY24 Budget Includes Cutting 56.4 FTE Positions, Reducing Student Services
NPS will also make cuts to student services and raise fees for services such as parking spaces and extracurricular activities.
NPS’ FY24 Budget Will Face Significant Cuts, Interim Superintendent Says
Reductions in resources will occur in extracurricular activities, staffing of teachers and aides, and more, according to Smith.
Newton School Committee Unanimously Votes Against Proposed Academic Principles Advisory Committee
The Newton School Committee unanimously rejected a petition for the creation of an NPS academic principles advisory committee on Tuesday.
Newton’s Next Superintendent Seeks To Develop Profile of a Graduate, Establish Close Working Relationships With Teachers
Nolin—an employee at the Natick Public Schools for 20 years and superintendent there for four—will begin as superintendent of NPS on July 1.
Pro-Override Groups Hold 21 Standouts Outside Public Schools Across Newton
The NTA, in collaboration with Yes for Newton, organized 21 community standouts in support of the override.
Newton Public Schools Face Potential Job Cuts Despite Increased Budget
David Fleishman, superintendent of Newton Public Schools (NPS), warned the NPS community at a March 8 budget presentation that the district may cut as many as 74 jobs next year as a result of declining enrollment rates and a budget gap.