AUGUSTA - As the budget process continues in Augusta, school districts across the state are facing drastic cuts in funding. Leaving educators, parents, and students questioning whether the quality of learning will suffer. That's why scores of Mainers gathered at the State House earlier today to share their concerns with lawmakers. Our Erin Thomas reports.
More students per classroom- that's a change several schools around the state could see very soon...and it's urged over 100 students, parents, and school officials to testify, Monday, before the legislature's appropriations committee- in support of continued education funding.
Multi-million dollar budget cuts loom for some larger school districts. And for teachers that would mean a reduction in workforce. Fewer teachers also means fewer programs, impacting curriculum and the overall student experience.