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Springfield School Committee adopts $588 million budget

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Paul Tuthill
More than $45 million from the budget will go directly to schools so that each can customize a spending plan to best address the needs of their students.

Schools get some funds directly to customize spending plans

The largest public school district in western Massachusetts has a new budget in place.

The Springfield School Committee unanimously voted to adopt a $588 million budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with School Committee member Chris Collins, who chairs the body’s Finance Committee.

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.