Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NCS eliminating public preschool program

Today’s Enquirer has more detail about the $1.7 million Budget Reduction Plan in Superintendent Rob Amodio’s 3/15/10 guest blog below. The 20 teaching positions that will be eliminated affect 12 teachers in elementary buildings, 3.5 positions at the middle school and 4.5 positions at the high school. As a results of these cuts, NCS will eliminate its public preschool program, which is not a state or federally mandated program. Mr. Amodio said, "It was a great resource for the community, but we just can't pay the bill."

Additionally, French will no longer be taught because of decreasing enrollment, and 25 supplemental contracts will not be filled, including department chair positions. No sports will be eliminated, but there will be fewer coaches in sports where participation numbers don't justify the current number of coaches. Administrative costs will be reduced with the retirement of one administrator.