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Boston School Deficit Could Result in Layoffs This Year

An initial budget includes a $14 million shortfall that could result in layoffs by June 30.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Boston Public School officials may need to decide whether to lay off teachers and other staff if the school system can't resolve its current budget crisis, the Boston Herald reported Friday

Boston Public School interim Superintendent John McDonough this week presented an initial budget that included a $14 million shortfall, but McDonough and Boston School Committee Chairman Michael O'Neill said it is too early to tell if teachers would need to be laid off, according to the Herald. 

The deficit, though, may force school officials to look at layoffs on a school-by-school basis. McDonough told employees at the BPS central office this week that he can't guarantee their jobs past June 30, according to the Herald. 

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