Herald Staff Writer
Norton Board of Education members approved a reduction in the workforce by eliminating positions and reducing hours. The agreement between the Norton Board of Education and OASPE Local 167, was recommended by Superintendent Dana Addis. Employees at all four schools plus transportation will be affected.
Twenty-four Special Education Assistant I and nine Special Education Assistant II positions will become part-time.
Twelve Special Education Assistant I , two Special Education Assistant II, 13 Education Assistants and eight bus driver positions will be eliminated.
The job cuts and shortened hours take effect August 1, 2018, unless affected employees bid or bump into another position at a meeting scheduled July 23, 9 a.m.
Board members at the June 26, 8 a.m. meeting were President Jennifer Bennett, Pat Santelli, Chris Inks and Treasurer Stephanie Hagenbush.