Dover School District officials plan to cut 29 teaching and paraprofessional positions to try and get their budget under the city’s tax cap.

Superintendent William Harbron and Business Administrator Michael Limanni appeared before the city council on Wednesday night. They said half of those 29 people would be laid off, while the remainder represent individuals who are planning to retire.

“I think there’s 15 or so that will have to be reduced without attrition based on the nature of their positions,” Limanni said.

This would save the district $1,921,610, Limanni said.

Limanni told the councilors they are currently in negotiations with the Dover Teachers’ Union and they are optimistic that these issues can be resolved.

Limanni said the district has a $6,473,722 increase in financial obligations going into this

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