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Committee Aims to Add Math Interventionists, Teacher Assistants, Mentoring to Budget

[CREDIT: File Photo] Warwick Veterans Jr. High School at 2401 W Shore Road.
[CREDIT: File Photo] Warwick Veterans Jr. High School at 2401 W Shore Road.
[CREDIT: File Photo] Warwick Veterans Jr. High School at 2401 W Shore Road.

WARWICK, RI — Warwick School Committee members agreed on restoring $539,000 for 6.5 math interventionists, $500,000 for 10 teacher assistants and $100,000 in mentor funding Wednesday night, adding $1,139,000 to the proposed FY20 $174.4 million budget, and started searching for compensating cuts.

The body only managed one cut to SuperintendentPhilip Thornton’s FY20 budget proposal, voting to remove $50,000 from a $300

line item paying for two teacher professional development days, originallybudgeted at $150,000 per day. One of those days will now be a half-day.

The Committee spent most of the rest of the nightreviewing Thornton’s budget one line item at a time, getting through most ofthe fourth page of seven line item pages before moving the meeting to publiccomment.

The School Committee returns to Warwick Veterans Middle School tonight at 5 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

Rob Borkowski
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Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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