50th Edition, News

Warren claims historic victory

By Denebola
Published: February 2011

By Adam Goldstein and Ramya Ramadurai,
Volume 49
November 25, 2009

Mayor-elect Setti Warren won a tight election on November 3 with help and support from students, and looks forward to instituting educational reforms in the upcoming year.
Warren hopes to improve the Newton Public School system by decreasing class sizes, increasing the environmental friendliness of the buildings, and devoting more hours to the professional development of teachers. “We need to make sure we can find and keep the most qualified teachers in the classroom,” he said.
In an attempt to protect the environment, Warren plans to institute a policy that increases the amount of reusable bottles used within the schools.
Warren also wants to ensure that the school buildings match the city’s high educational standards.
“[Some] buildings are deteriorating and are not conducive to learning,” he said.
Given the budget restrictions in the city, Warren intends to find new ways in which to finance the city and education, such as creating partnerships with nonprofit organizations like Boston College, Mount Ida College, and Lasell College.
Warren intends to promote a budgeting approach that would comprehensively view the expenditures of all city departments and attempt to find areas in the city where money can be saved.

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