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Dover NH school budget 2023-24 calls for new jobs, teacher cuts

DOVER — Three social workers, a district-wide English to Speakers of Other Languages ​​paraeducator and a high school social studies teacher are among the new position requests in the city school district’s proposed budget for the 2023-24 school year.

The School Board on Tuesday approved a budget of just under $78.9 million, sending it to the City Council, which finalizes the city budget. The fiscal year 2024 proposal represents a 6.26% increase over the current fiscal year budget of $74.2 million.

The bottom line proposal exceeds the school district’s portion of the Dover tax cap calculation by just over $1.1 million.

Adding in a special revenue fund total of close to $6.3 million, the school district’s budget proposal for the upcoming academic year is just over $85.1 million.

Which Dover school jobs would be cut and a look at the new positions

Eleven existing full-time teaching positions — six across the city’s elementary schools and five at Dover Middle School — were cut from the budget due to lower student enrollment at the elementary and middle school levels, according to the district.

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