Haverhill Schools Look for Input on Spending Extra $6.9 Million in State Education Money

Haverhill School Superintendent Margaret Marotta. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Haverhill public schools will see a significant increase in state funding next year as a result of the Student Opportunity Act, passed last November by the state legislature.  Haverhill’s Superintendent of Schools, Margaret Marotta made that announcement at last night’s School Committee Meeting.

“Our numbers were announced yesterday and they were pretty exciting and impressive for Haverhill. We should be getting some significantly more funding next year,” she said.

Specifically, Haverhill schools will be receiving an increase of more than $6.9 million.

State lawmakers created the Student Opportunity Act to make the distribution of money more equitable across the state by increasing funds for school districts with a higher number of low-income students.

The superintendent said the school district will be looking for input from the School Committee as well as parents, teachers and the community at large on how best to spend that extra income.

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