Hanover: School Committee pitches idea of more teachers

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Wednesday night the Hanover Advisory Committee had an extensive discussion with the Hanover School Committee in advance of the Hanover’s May 6 Town Meeting.

The school committee wants more teachers. The high school enrollment has increased. Also, testing has found a weakness in math learning. So, the school committee wants to boost math teaching in the elementary and middle school grades with math specialists and it has found room to pay for all but two positions at a cost of $130,000, including benefits.

The Advisory Committee expressed willingness to help a new school committee with new ideas. However, committee members know the cost of the new high school has hit tax bills this year and Town Meeting will have reluctance to spend. The Advisory Committee has two weeks to make its recommendations.

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