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Burlington and Harwinton Schools Plan 18 Layoffs During Budget Crisis

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BURLINGTON — Alan Beitman Superintendent of schools told parents “As you know Regional School District #10 (Burlington and Harwinton) continues to face serious financial pressure from the State of Connecticut this year and a possible reduction of a similar proportion for the next several years.”

A recent Board of Education meeting directed Beitman to make reductions in conjunction with the Board of Education’s Finance Committee.

“As part of the reductions, a major reorganization of our administrative staff was undertaken. This reorganizational plan will allow us to continue moving forward as a high-performing district, addressing the needs of students, parents and staff.” added Beitman.

NBC CT reported the school system is planning to cut at least $1.6 million from its annual budget and to lay off at least 18 staff in the coming weeks.

Beitman expressed frustration with the continuing budget impasse and the mixed messages coming from legislators and the governor regarding funds for education, and added, “just tell us what the bottom line is. Let us at least deal with it.”

Beitman told FOX61 “He’s running out of options with over $1.6 millions in cuts taking place already. He did say who your child has a teacher now will continue to be their teacher in June. Layoffs will include 18-25 non-certified positions, and they will not fill 9 open positions to help save on the $1.6 million they are losing.

The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents said that uncertainty about the state budget had schools delaying the rehiring of non-tenured teachers and, sometimes, losing them as a result. One district has 50 teachers in limbo, the association said, another is delaying the start of school a week, and others put off repairs usually done over the summer.

 

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