“That shouldn’t have happened last year,” Town Council Chairman Robert Vallee said, of the Town Council cut.
To prevent a similar scene, the School Committee and Town Council have been meeting regularly as the Joint Budget Subcommittee to provide each other updates on budget needs and financial limits.
“There’s more communication, more open communication, between the School Committee and the Town Council,” Vallee said. “There’s nothing (in the fiscal 2013 budget) that will come up that will make the councilors attack the School Department for any reason whatsoever, nothing controversial.”
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The Town Council will hold their budget hearings on Weds May 23 and Thu May 24.
The budget documents can be found here
The Finance Committee budget hearings