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More than $6 million short, Natick officials eye override proposal

Posted by Ralph Ranalli December 6, 2007 11:35 AM


An operational override question on the spring ballot is looking ever more likely as department heads in Natick ponder how to meet a projected $6.5 million budget shortfall, officials said.

As it stands, the school system could face some of the most significant cuts, possibly up to $3 million worth.

Superintendent of Schools James Connolly said last week that reductions could include laying off 10 elementary school teachers, cutting full-day kindergarten, and even closing the Johnson Elementary School if voters do not approve a tax hike.

-- Erica Noonan

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