Thursday, February 15, 2007
The school departmentís fiscal 2008 budget request, which if kept in tact would require a property tax override, will be the topic of discussions between Executive Assistant Paul Blazar and Superintendent Sheldon Berman over the next several weeks.
The preliminary school budget is asking the town to pony up $26.4 million, a 7.5 percent ($1.84 million) increase over last yearís budget. But Blazar said the town can only afford to handle a 4.5 percent ($1.1 million) increase. Anything above that amount would require voters to approve a tax override.
-- Jennifer Rosinski