Newton Public Schools faced serious challenges even before Covid and the deep recession, and the next few years now look to be even tougher. Join this timely and important discussion of Newton Public Schools' finances hosted by Newton City Councilor Emily Norton with presentation by Matt Hills, followed by comments by Paul Levy, and audience Q&A.
Matt Hills is a former Chair of the Newton School Committee, an appointee of Governor Baker to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and an appointee of the Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education to the Financial Assessment and Risk Monitoring Advisory Committee. Matt holds a BA in Economics and Politics from Brandeis, and an MBA from Harvard University.
Paul Levy has lived in Newton since 1981. He served as chair of the Newton Blue Ribbon Commission for Financial Resources in 2006-7 (appointed by the Mayor and President of the Board of Aldermen). The Commission was charged with reviewing all aspects of Newton’s projected financial resources and expenses so that citizens and officials would have a better idea of what to expect in the following years. Paul holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Urban Studies and Planning, and a Master’s degree in City Planning from MIT.