Posts Tagged ‘ budget ’

Residents to save $4 in taxes; Board of Finance slightly lowers mill rate

May 23, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance approved a mill rate for the next fiscal year that will result in a tiny tax reduction for residents. After its $129 million proposed budget was approved without changes by the Town Council, the BOF officially set the next mill rate at 27.46, a drop from…

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Council sets $129 million budget; School allotment falls along party lines

May 16, 2013
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by Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council approved a budget of approximately $129 million for the next fiscal year, with the Board of Education’s budget splitting the councilors along party lines. The general government budget of about $45.1 million was approved unanimously, with several councilors praising Town Manager Garry Brumback for avoiding an increase…

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School board faces budget uncertainty; Could face reduction in ECS funding

May 3, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Uncertainty about state funding has made a tough budget season for the Board of Education even more difficult. At a past meeting, the school board discussed reports that the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) funds that Connecticut schools depend on each year could be reduced by about $33,000. In addition to…

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Residents want BOE funding restored; Town Council to vote on budget in May

April 25, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer With a few exceptions, the residents who spoke during a Town Council public hearing on this year’s budget passionately urged the officials to restore the school board’s full request. The recommendation from the Board of Finance is an $84.2 million budget for the schools, which is $1.1 million less than…

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BOF proposed budget lowers mill rate

April 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Finance has passed a proposed $129.3 million dollar budget that scales back money for the Board of Education and slightly lowers the mill rate. The board unanimously passed a recommendation of $45.1 million on the town side and $84.2 million for the Board of Education. The proposal will…

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Backing the school budget; Residents voice opinions at hearing

March 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The public by and large supported the Board of Education and its budget proposal during a hearing at DePaolo Middle School Monday night. Numerous residents, teachers, PTO and town officials spoke in favor of passing the school board proposal as is, with little to no cuts. Only three people talked out…

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$45.9 million budget proposal; Public hearing is set for March 4

March 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town Manager Garry Brumback has submitted a $45.9 million budget proposal that includes the doubling of the Information Technology Department’s allocation, which is earmarked to further implement a virtual town hall. Brumback’s proposal is a $593,194 or 1.3 percent increase over last year’s $45.3 million budget. The increases in the proposed…

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Looking at the school budget; Finance and school boards look at the numbers

February 22, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance and school officials extensively discussed both the details and the philosophy behind the Board of Education’s budget request during a recent meeting. This was the formal presentation of the school board’s $85.3 million for the next fiscal year, which amounts to a 3.51 percent increase over…

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School board asks for $85.3 million; Funds include full-day kindergarten proposal

January 30, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education approved a school budget of $85.3 million for the next fiscal year that includes the funds necessary to launch a full-day kindergarten program. The recommended budget represents a 3.51 percent increase over the previous year. This is a reduction of about $900,000 from the proposal presented…

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Erardi proposes $86 million school budget

January 16, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Erardi has presented a proposed budget of $86.4 million, an increase of 4.87 percent that is intended to help the district keep pace with changing state standards. The final budget approved last year for the BOE was about $82 million. The Board of Education examined…

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