Dr. Maureen Murray told the School Committee earlier this week that $180,000 in supplemental state aid can go toward the hiring of a reading and writing teacher for the middle schools, high school English and math and science teachers, and a half-time science teacher at South Middle School.
The committee approved the appropriation 7-0.
Though still in flux until the school year begins, projected enrollment numbers at the elementary level are "holding pretty well," Mayor Joseph Sullivan said, with a few exceptions.
Three Morrison 5th grade sections are at 24 students each, the highest classroom size numbers at the elementary level. In addition, half-day kindergarten sections at Liberty are at 23 and 22.
"That's large for a kindergarten," Pam Kiley said.
Based on the projections, done Aug. 22, Flaherty Elementary would have 22.7 students per class in K-5 in fall 2013, not including special education students.
The numbers can change up until the first day of school and sometimes beyond, with students who have not registered entering classrooms and students who have registered not attending Braintree schools without prior notice.
"They are wonderful numbers for the most part," Dr. Murray said.