Milford School Superintendent Resigns as District Deals with Budget Cuts
The Milford school superintendent has resigned at the same time the district is wrestling with some big budget cuts. Nancy Weed read her letter of resignation Thursday night at the school committee meeting. Her last day on the job is March 30th. Parents packed the library of the Dr. Lewis Libby School for the meeting after a proposal generated from last week’s budget workshop said the budget needs to be slashed by about $150,000. Earlier in the day, Reed informed teachers those cuts could impact their jobs. The music teacher Keri Whitney also presented samples of class work as the school committee tries to determine what will have to go to bring the budget in line.”I feel like the arts are always the target and sports and those kids of things, and I think the presentation I made tonight, it really showed kind of the heart and soul and that’s exactly what the arts are for kids.”School committee chair Gary Drinkwater says an interim superintendent will be appointed while the committee searches for a permanent replacement for Weed.Another workshop on the proposed budget cuts is set for next Thursday night.