Monday, May 25, 2009

"much of the school budget is still in the air"

Milford Daily News
Posted May 24, 2009 @ 08:51 PM


The School Committee will begin its public hearing on the budget tomorrow with no idea what the state will award the district, said Superintendent Wayne Ogden.

As of Friday afternoon, the state Senate budget gives Franklin $1.7 million less than the governor's budget, and schools are slated to take about half of that hit.

In total, $1.5 million - including $800,000 in savings from a prospective wage concession from the teacher's union - is in flux in the school budget, Ogden said.

Ogden, School Committee Chairman Jeffrey Roy, and committee member Ed Cafasso said they were surprised at the Senate slashing Franklin's aid.

The meeting will reflect the recent changes in those numbers, Roy said.

Read more about the school budget in the Milford Daily News here

The opportunity to provide direction to the school committee on what you'd approve of for increases in fees and cuts in services begins with the budget hearing opening Tuesday night.

Tell the School Committee what you think.

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