JPNC opposes Curley funding cuts

March 30, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council on March 20 sent the Boston School Committee a letter urging it to restore funding for the Curley K-8 School.

“The budget cuts proposed for next year are dramatic and will be felt by every student at the Curley,” the letter states.

According to the letter, the school will have its budget reduced by $183,750 next year. That means the school will be operating on a budget of about $6.2 million, down from roughly $6.4 million. That is despite the fact Curley’s student population is expected to grow by more than 2 percent.

The letter comes on the heels of the council hearing from Kieran Fitzgibbon at its February meeting. The JP resident, who has a son at the Curley School, raised awareness of the funding cuts.