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BOE Passes Budget, Revises Calendar

School budget passes with a 3.18 percent increase; school calendar reduced to 180 days.

Before confirming that the job for Stratford superintendent would indeed be offered to Newtown Supt. Janet Robinson, the Stratford Board of Education Monday passed a budget and adopted a 180-day school year.

The proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-14 (which starts July 1, 2013) comes in a shade over $96.9 million, and represents a 3.18 percent increase over the current school budget

Michael Feeney, the school board's chief operating officer, said the proposed budget reflects more than a million dollars in health insurance savings.

Feeney said the 3.18 percent increase can be largely attributed to a $900,000 increase in teachers' salaries as per a pending union contract and an additional $2.9 million to special education funding.

The Town Council will vote on the budget in May, according to BOE Chairman Gavin Forrester.

In response to school days lost during a blizzard earlier this month and Hurricane Sandy last fall, the school board Monday also voted to scrap its 182-day calendar and adopt a 180-day school year.

That makes June 25 the last day of school, said Forrester, adding that if three more school days are canceled Good Friday will become a half day.

jj February 28, 2013 at 01:57 AM
none of my kids will go to school on good friday
Tom March 06, 2013 at 03:08 AM
I heard she had just left the school, driving too quickly for the roads in the neighborhood and wound up smashing into the back of some woman's van. I think the cops took care of it for her and placed the other woman at fault-- not too sure.
Dom March 06, 2013 at 03:13 AM
Was that after she called "you know who" to the scene and then told the other driver she had no service to call 911. I'd love to see an ex-parte done for that one.. LOL
Concerned Person December 25, 2013 at 07:42 AM
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Concerned Person December 25, 2013 at 07:42 AM
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