Parents Plan to Fight Proposed School Cuts in Milford - NBC Connecticut

Parents Plan to Fight Proposed School Cuts in Milford



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    Milford parents are angry about proposed school budget cuts.

    Parents in Milford are preparing to speak out tonight to voice their opposition to budget cuts proposed by the Board of Education.

    Some parents have been taking to the Web to voice their anger, and offer up ideas on how to close a budget gap that's grown to more than $2 million. Some parents say the people in top jobs in the school district make too much money. Some say the board failed to plan properly when it comes to teachers retiring. 

    Right now, the plan is to close one elementary school to save $500,000. By doing so, 45 staff jobs would be eliminated, saving about $1.7 million. The Board of Ed also plans to scrap the existing elementary school model and reconfigure the grades. In the end, the plan means more students in every classroom.

    Tonight, the board is expected to reveal which elementary school will be closed.