Boston is considering a plan to shut down several of the city's schools, a move that is certain to provoke the passions of parents, students and teachers. The proposed closings are the result of a potential budget shortfall in the city's school system that could run as high as $50 million.
John McDonough, Boston's Interim Superintendent of Schools.
- "The $1 billion spending plan also calls for other cuts, such as streamlining menu offerings in school cafeterias and possibly ending bus service for most seventh-graders. The latter measure was approved by the School Committee last year but was put on hold in light of growing opposition from parents and elected officials."
This segment aired on February 5, 2015.