Superintendent Charles Gobron presented a preliminary budget for Algonquin at the Regional School Committee meeting last night. The $19.4M budget, which is $893K above the current year’s budget, includes a request for five new teachers and an additional assistant principal.
Reports the Metrowest Daily News:
To deal with the rising enrollment at Algonquin Regional High School, Superintendent Charles Gobron is proposing hiring five new teachers and restoring a third assistant principal at the high school next year.
While presenting his preliminary fiscal 2014 high school budget Tuesday night, Gobron said the five new teachers are needed to help combat large class sizes due to rising enrollment. The Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee’s class size policy is to have no class with more than 24 students.
“We have more and more classes above,” said Gobron.
Gobron is proposing adding math, science and physical education teachers, as well as a guidance counselor and a part-time business teacher. Gobron estimated it will cost about $295,000 to hire the five new teachers.
You can read more about the preliminary budget for Algonquin in this article by the MWDN.