Staff layoffs expected at South Hadley Public Schools by mid-June

Hampshire County

South Hadley Public Schools could see staff layoffs next school year. 

There is a lack of funding, which could mean South Hadley schools may need to cut some jobs. 

The School Committee voted last week to request a budget of $21.5 million for the 2020 fiscal year. It’s a nearly 1.3 percent increase of $275,000 from the town.  

But Town Administrator Mike Sullivan said this increase is not enough to maintain current services at the school, and that staff layoffs could be possible due to a lack of necessary funding. 

“We know that there are tough decisions that we have to make,” Sullivan told 22News. “We all have to live within the budgets within the amounts we get. It’s never easy.” 

There is no word on what schools could be impacted. The school district is required to issue layoffs by June 15 at the latest. 

The School Committee is currently working to determine what needs to be done. 

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