Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi plans to present his proposed budget before the Board of Education tonight during a workshop meeting.
According to the Superintendent’s Operating Budget report, the proposed budget for 2014-2015 is $87,259, 873—an increase of 3.59 percent over this current year adopted budget. The adopted budget for this current year is $84,233,204.
Dr. Erardi said in his report that his proposed budget includes initiatives that serve as “needed resources” due to the new teacher evaluation plan and the Common Core State Standards, as mandated by the state. According to Dr. Erardi’s budget summary, the budget also reflects the continued support of technology, as there are dedicated funds to the second phase of a three-year technology plan.
“It is my belief that this proposed budget represents the program priorities and the long term vision (Vision 2020) set forth by this Board of Education and also represents a plan that continues to maintain and enhance the needed resources for all children,” said Dr. Erardi in his report.
The Board of Education workshop, scheduled for 7 p.m., will take place at the Municipal Center Public Assembly Room.