Trumbull cuts eight school jobs, and that’s more possible

City says 7,000 summer jobs are available for Boston youth ages 14 to 18

TRUMBULE — The Trumbull School District will not renew the contracts of five non-waiting teachers, two long-term replacements and a social worker.

Superintendent Martin Simmel informed the board of education at its Tuesday meeting about the proposed job cuts, which he said were needed to cover the 2023-24 education budget approved by the school board in February. More cuts may come after the city council approves the town’s final budget, Semel said.

“I want to make it clear that none of these non-renewals are for performance reasons, just budgetary reasons,” Semel told board members before the vote to approve the job cuts plan.

The School Board’s 2023-24 budget called for an increase of 4.98 percent over the current year’s budget. First Selectman Vicki Tesoro then slashed the education budget to an increase of 3.3 percent – figures approved by the Finance Council and referred to City Council for approval and which are expected in May.