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Facing Budget Deficit, Springfield School Officials Seek Suggestions For Balancing The Books

Springfield Public Schools

     The Springfield Public Schools face a $6.8 million deficit in next year’s budget.

       Officials are asking the public for help by listing school programs and services they consider most important and to suggest potential measures to reduce the deficit. 

      There is a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. today in the library at Central High School.  A survey is posted on the school department’s website through this Friday.  

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Superintendent of Schools Dan Warwick.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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