This spring, Franklin schools laid off 10 staff because of a tight budget. Superintendent Daniel DeGallo hoped to rehire them if the state sent more aid.
“We're short about $700,000 at this point to bring those people back,” he said. “We were really hoping that the budget was going to pass.”
New Hampshire now defaults to a budget that continues cutting a type of aid to schools called stabilization grants. If the current laws remain, Franklin could get $300,000 less from the state in the next two years, rather than the $2.4 million more promised by the vetoed budget.