Mayor Setti Warren emailed the School Committee today to inform them that he is declaring a “health holiday” in the fall, an action that will add approximately $1.2 million back into the FY18 school budget. This move should reduce the anticipated deficit by more than 50 percent. Stay tuned to see what reductions will be restored. 

Dear School Committee Members,

I am pleased to announce that due to the City’s favorable health claims experience this year, I will be declaring a “2 week health holiday” which will be implemented in the fall.  This action will generate a one-time cost savings of approximately $1.2 million for Newton Public Schools and $750,000+ for the Municipal Departments in Fiscal Year 2018.

If you have any questions, please follow up with Maureen or me.

Thank you,

Mayor Setti Warren


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