Mayor James J. Fiorentini > Press Release
For Immediate Release: May 21, 2007
Mayor’s Budget: More Cops, More For Schools
Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s FY08 budget calls for a $2 million increase for public education, and money to add two additional police patrol officers.
Mayor Fiorentini, in making the announcement, called public education and public safety the two most pressing needs in the city.
The Mayor proposes a $500,000 increase in funding for the police department to pay for increased police patrols throughout the city and for two additional police officers to be added to the roster.
The Mayor’s budget calls for a two million increase in public education funding. This brings to over $7.7 million that the Mayor has increased funding for public education in the three and half years he has been in office. The Mayor’s budget for education is $1 million above the minimum funding required by the State education reform act. In making the announcement the Mayor said: "the days when Haverhill funded public education at the minimum allowed by law are over. Education has been a key budget priority of this administration and it will remain so.
Calling improving MCAS scores vital to the community, the Mayor also proposed increased education funding earmarked for MCAS tutoring and for mandatory summer school:
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