Thursday, May 20, 2010

Voters to Decide on School Budget Jun. 8

City voters on June 8 will be asked whether they want to approve the new $33
million 2010-2011 school budget. The budget is $2,000 less than this year’s
budget, and doesn’t raise taxes or involve any layoffs, according to School
Committee Chairman Ed Symbol. He said that Westbrook has been able to present
such a budget in the economic recession because of wise fiscal measures that the
city’s schools have employed over the last decade. He cited consolidation of
school and city positions to save costs, and a gradual reduction in school
positions if they were no longer needed whenever staff retired.
- John C.L. Morgan

Related: Voters Approve School Budget (June 9, 2009)

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