By WBUR Newsroom
Just days after a large-scale walkout of students across Boston over proposed districtwide budget cuts, Mayor Marty Walsh says high schools will be spared from reduced funding.
School officials proposed closing the district’s potential $50 million budget shortfall for the 2016-’17 school year with cuts to the central office and to the district’s per-pupil funding formula.
Instead, the school department will save $6 million by delaying new programs and taking funds from other budget items to prevent reductions in popular programs and teaching positions, the Boston Globe reported.
Superintendent Tommy Chang is set to present the new proposal to the School Committee next week.