With budgets due before all the test scores come in, how should schools in jeopardy of probation construct their budgets for next school year? The board has sent a letter to schools calling on them to budget as if they were going to be on probation.

How many more reading specialists and full-day kindergartens will be needed? Estimates vary as to how many of the schools likely to be on probation already have two specialists and/or a full-day kindergarten program, or the space for one.

Will the board cut back on central office spending at local schools? The board says it will expand its commitment to programs such as the reading specialists but has not released details.

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