School board: Cumberland High is eight buses shy of academic gains

School board: Cumberland High is eight buses shy of academic gains

Starting CHS an hour later would break the budget at $424,000. 'People always say money can't fix everything. Money will absolutely fix this problem.' - Craig Duffy School Committee member

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UMBERLAND - For School Committee member Linda Teel, giving up the "great bus service" to invest instead in "great academics" is an easy decision.

And given the dilemma facing the committee, she suggests many parents may feel the same way.

Teel's comments came during an emotional School Committee meeting last Thursday when members seemed to agree they can't afford the extra buses needed to allow for a later start to the high school day, even though research suggests the change would have an immediate and long-lasting impact on student achievement.


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