NOT GONNA DO IT
The Norwich Board of Education plans to tell the City Council that it cannot cut the ordered three percent from the proposed 2017-2018 budget. Superintendent Abby Dolliver discussed the situation with a State Department of Education official yesterday and broached the possibility of ending the school year early when the money runs out. A three percent cut translates to 20 operational school days. Officials say even a one or two percent cut would raise class sizes, in some cases above what is allowed by the fire marshal.