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Board of Education Releases Detailed Superintendent Proposed Budget

The budget, which calls for a 4.87-percent increase, requests $86.45 million for Southington schools during the 2013-14 school year.

Do you know what Southington schools are looking for in an $86.45 million budget request for the 2013-14 school year?

Southington schools on Monday released a PDF version of the School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr.'s proposed budget for public use. The document includes a line-by-line look at each item, as well as an introduction and summary to make it easier to understand the request.

The proposal, which calls for a 4.87 percent increase, is the largest request over the last five years and aims to address growing state mandates while maintaining other services the town already provides.

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In addition, Erardi says in his introduction and summary, the district is incorporating growing health care costs as well as addressing a new contract reached with teachers in November.

For more on the budget, read Saturday's story "Superintendent Proposes Budget With 4.87 Percent Increase."

The Board of Education will begin reviewing the budget tonight at 7:30 p.m. at in the Council Chambers at Southington Town Hall.

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Arthur Cyr January 15, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Another typical start to the budget cycle. Departments propose a 4.87% of more than $4,000,000..then the Board has to make cuts before it's sent to the Board of Finance. EVERY government department or agency wants to grow and expand every year. It is up to our elected officials to say NO. The State of CT will cut funding for next year because they have a BILLION dollar deficit. The Board of Education just approved a wonderful new wage increase for teachers. They need to STOP. Taxpayers can not live with these huge increases year after year. FYI - All day Kindergarten is NOT, repeat NOT a state mandate. The can reduce the budget by $1,078,000 by maintaining LEVEL SERVICES.

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