Facing A $2 Million Budget Gap, Springfield School Officials Seek Public's Advice
As lawmakers on Beacon Hill debate ways to reform the state’s more than 25-year old school funding formula, officials are starting to write a new budget for the largest school district in western Massachusetts.
The Springfield Public School Department is seeking public input through an online survey.
It asks people to identify vital programs and make suggestions on where spending cuts should be made, if necessary.
Based on current estimates of expenses and revenues, there is a $2 million gap in the budget.
WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Christopher Collins, vice chairman of the Springfield School Committee.