May 20, 2024

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School Budget: Covering the Cost of COVID

The economic impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic is going to have communities reeling for years. The sudden shift of resources, and having to plan for multiple possible outcomes is taking its toll. This point was driven home last week, as the Superintendent of Schools presented not one, but two budgets to the town for consideration. His message: getting through the next year will have a significant cost impact that Needham will have to be prepared to face.