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Westport School Board Approves Budget After Restoring Proposed Job Cuts

Westport School Superintendent Elliott Landon's proposed job cuts were not approved by Board of Education.
Westport School Superintendent Elliott Landon's proposed job cuts were not approved by Board of Education. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Before approving the proposed $113.5 million school budget, the Westport Board of Education restored unpopular staff cuts put forward by Superintendent Elliott Landon, the Westport News reported.

The budget approved Monday would be a 2.05 percent increase over current spending, above the 1.5 percent limit requested by the Board of Finance, the Westport News said.

Landon had proposed eliminating school bus monitors who don’t work with special education students; a middle school-level team leader and special area liaisons; four full-time third-grade paraprofessionals, and two grade-level assistants at Staples High School, the News said.

Parents and teachers had voiced stiff opposition to the cuts, the Westport News said.

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