The Board of Education unanimously voted to send the Superintendent of Schools’ proposed budget to the Board of Finance for consideration in the 2019-2020 budget.
The proposed budget is $54.61 million, which is an increase of 2.9 percent, or $1.56 million, from the 2018-2019 budget.
Superintendent of Schools Robert Cronin said his main priorities were to meet all contractual obligations, preserve certified and non-certified positions, maintain a focus on improving the achievement of all students, and continue to strengthen student and staff access to technology.
There are no new positions requested and no layoffs included in the proposed budget. There are also no new programs proposed.
“There's really not a lot to talk about with the middle school and the high school,” Cronin said during the board’s final budget workshop on Jan. 17. “Our middle school budget in general is really just a maintenance budget ... It's really continuing the programs that we have.”
The Board of Finance is expected to hear the proposed budget during a public budget workshop scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, 8:45 a.m., at Town Hall.
Cronin is serving as superintendent part-time until the budget process concludes, to assist newly appointed superintendent Patrick Stirk.
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