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BOE Budget Request Highest Since 1998

The Board of Education's preliminary budget request for the 2013-14 fiscal year represents the largest year-over-year percentage increase in over a decade.

Update

E-mail message from Arlene Liscinsky: "The BOE last week voted and approved a budget request of 5.496 percent.The rollover amount due to salary increases is 1,576,761. Benefit rollover is 1,293,992 and transportation increases is 262,197 increase. Total rollover amount to continue doing business is $3,063,261. New program request is $440,185. Total request is $67,240,073. Two items may change in our request, transportation and health benefits increases. Since 2005-6, the city budget has grown 42 percent while BOE has grown 14 percent." 

Original story

The Board of Education's preliminary budget request for the 2013-14 fiscal year represents the largest year-over-year percentage increase in over a decade. Superintendent Freeman Burr is asking for $4,381,647 in total new dollars -- a 6.87 percent increase from the current budget.

The last time the BOE received a similar leap from the city was in 1998 when there was a 5.81 percent spending increase.

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Year Total Budget BOE Budget City Budget 2004-05 90,150,273 54,260,000 35,890,273 2005-06 92,223,691 55,751,500 36,472,191 2006-07 97,733,581 58,351,500 39,382,081 2007-08 102,902,513 60,815,287 42,087,226 2008-09 109,289,493 63,004,638 46,284,855 2009-10 110,327,582 63,004,638 47,322,944 2010-11 110,099,399 63,100,000 46,999,399
Leah Salomoni (Editor) December 26, 2012 at 07:37 PM
"2004-05 compared to 2010-11: BOE 54.2 to 63.1 = 16.4% increase, City Budget 35.8 to 46.9 = 31% increase. Why is the outcry always about the Education component when this table shows they do better at holding down increases?" - Thomas Harbinson "Without a good school system a town does not thrive. I support the school budget." - Susan Salomoni (Comments transferred from Shelton Patch Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SheltonPatch)

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