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To prevent override, Chickering School sees cuts

Posted by Martin Finucane April 2, 2007 06:15 PM


The Dover School Committee has revised its budget for fiscal 2008, reducing Chickering Elementary School’s funding by about $200,000 to help the town avoid an override.

Committee members discussed the changes at a recent meeting. The new budget reduces salaries by $94,000, which includes savings from retirements and consolidation of several positions.

The school will also save around $75,000 because special education costs will be lower than expected. The committee also cut $15,000 that had been set aside for unanticipated maintenance at Chickering.

Committee members said they were asked to make the cuts by other town officials, who hope to avoid a tax override this year.

— Kyle Alspach

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