Boston Schools Could Lose $9M In Federal Funding

The Boston Public School system is in jeopardy of losing millions of dollars in federal funding because of stalled contract negotiations with the Boston Teachers Union.

The school district is scheduled to receive $9 million from the federal government for teacher bonuses, but if they don't reach an agreement the money could be sent to another district.

"The state has warned us that those dollars will go to another district if the union and BPS cannot reach an agreement," Superintendent Carol Johnson said. "So I think there are a lot of reasons to absolutely believe that we have to reach some resolution to this."

State education officials say Boston school officials and the teachers union must reach an agreement on how the funds are allocated by the end of March.

This program aired on March 29, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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