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Chicopee schools considering employee furloughs as pandemic causes financial woes

Chicopee schools considering employee furloughs as pandemic causes financial woes

CHICOPEE — Concerned about staying afloat financially, the School Department has placed a freeze on all but essential spending and is considering furloughing some employees until the majority of students can return to the classroom. The School Committee will also ask state legislators and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to base next year’s financial assistance on the district’s 2019 enrollment....

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Chicopee Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Early Childhood School John Miarecki Mary-Elizabeth Pniak-Costello School Committee