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Parents Don’t Want Kempton Closed

The New Bedford School Committee approved Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin's FY16 budget proposal of $120.4 million during a public hearing Monday night but Mayor Jon Mitchell plans to reduce that amount before presenting his city budget to the City Council on Wednesday.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Despite School Committee Approval, Mayor Plans To Cut Durkin’s Proposal

The New Bedford School Committee approved Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin's proposed $120.4 million budget Monday night 6-1. However, the mayor will not support it. 

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Durkin’s Budget Reduced By $4.4 Million, Mayor Still Thinks It’s Too High

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin presented her revised budget proposal to the New Bedford School Committee Wednesday night during a budget workshop meeting.

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Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection

Investigation Into Chokehold Incident Complete, Vice Principal No Longer Employed By District

An assistant principal at a New Bedford middle school accused of placing a student in a chokehold is no longer an employee of the New Bedford Public School District.

Jon Carvalho, spokesman for Superintendent Dr

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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

State Presents Mid-Year Update To Parker Turnaround Plan

When Parker School was designated a Level 5 school, it may have caused some concern for parents in that district. A mid-year update on the school's turnaround plan shows those concerns were quickly addressed.

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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

School Committee Appoints Interim Special Ed Director

In light of recent issues in the Special Education Department, the New Bedford School Committee appointed an Interim Executive Director to take charge.

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) addresses School Committee
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) addresses School Committee

Supt. Durkin Issues Report On Keith Alarm

Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin had little new information to share Thursday night with the School Committee about the alarm failure earlier this year at Keith Middle School.

The school was the scene of a break-in two months ago, and two adults and 11 juveniles were charged with vandalizing the building

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Senior Prank Involving Vandalism Shuts Down New Bedford High School For The Day [AUDIO]

Several FUN listeners called the FUN Morning Show Friday morning about a possible senior prank at New Bedford High School which involved vandalism overnight and all students, faculty, and staff were not allowed in the building.

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images

New Bedford Students To Receive Free Breakfast, Lunch Next Year

Starting next year, students attending New Bedford Public Schools won't have to pay for meals.

In a written release from Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin's office today, the New Bedford School District has been selected to participate in a new federal program called the "Community Eligibility Option", which waives meal fees for all children and eliminates the need for families to submit financial eligibility forms

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Google Street view

Parents Invited To Bring Concerns To Normandin Middle School

Parents of New Bedford middle school students are being urged to attend a community forum Wednesday night.

The meeting with Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin and other officials will center on improving the climate in the city's middle schools, especially after recent events involving student fights at Normandin and the high school

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