Friday, December 12, 2008

Three Ways to Combat a Budget Crunch, Continued

Westbrook Schools Superintendent Stan Sawyer thinks the answers to the $414,000 question include administrators serving as subs, dialing back thermometers, and a possible freeze or reduction of teachers' salaries. On the other hand, the blogger known as Thomas Cushing Munjoy thinks such prescriptions are inadequate and thinks a Greater Portland Summit attended by the movers and shakers of the greater Portland school districts is needed to solve the budgetary conundrum.

Well, now you can throw in your two-cents (or $414,000) by completing the Westbrook School Department's six-question survey dealing with how to save money on operations (suggestions regarding personnel, according to the survey's directions, are not being sought).

- John C.L. Morgan

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