Schools Plan to Hire District-Wide Translator and Literacy Coach for Wilson Elementary
The following is a press release from the Framingham Public Schools on how it has spent the $996,825 additional money allocated to the school department from the Special Town Meeting in October 2012.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Framingham Public Schools.
The Framingham Public Schools appropriation was increased by $996,825 at the October 2012 Special Town Meeting. To date, we have spent just over $221,000 of these funds.
We are pleased to report that we have used these additional revenues to: increase the hours of 26 classroom aides in kindergarten classes; established three administrative internships; hired a new custodian within the district; increased the amount of days for 10-month elementary school office managers; and provided transportation services for the Cameron Middle School after-school program when grant funding was not awarded.
We are also planning to use the funds for the following new positions: literacy coach at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School; secretary in the educational operations office to handle curriculum issues; and a district-wide translation coordinator. These new positions are estimated to cost about $57,000 for the
remainder of the year.
As much as $125,000 has been set aside for professional development.
The remaining Special Town Meeting funds have been set aside for salary reserves.
Despite these difficult economic times, the Framingham Public School Department is proud of the Town and Town Meeting action that continues in its strong support of Framingham’s school system.
The education of our children is one of the most important endeavors our society undertakes and the district is proud to have the continued support for the students and families it serves.