School Board Approves New Budget; Teacher Contract Talks Up Next

Springfield schools have a new budget… but it’s not quite complete yet.

The spending plan approved unanimously by the school board Monday night has a $2.7 million surplus in the education fund. But now the district will begin contract negotiations in earnest with the teachers union.

Superintendent Jennifer Gill says those talks couldn’t really start until the district had the rest of the budget in place, so it knew how much money it had to work with for salaries and benefits.

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