At another School Committee meeting last night, presented her revised school budget.
During the first go-round Jan. 19, Wong recommended a budget increase of about . Tuesday night, Wong scaled it back to about 5.44 percent, this time taking into account STTI funding, which pays for state-required programming for students with special educational needs.
The budget for fiscal year 2013 now sits at $62,970,021.20.
Wong reduced the budget by cutting 11 teaching assistant positions from the first iteration.
Wong stayed close to her initial estimate of a 4.4 percent needed level service increase, but is this budget where it should be?
The town will likely put a Proposition 2 ½ override article on the final version of this year’s Town Meeting warrant. If Town Meeting votes to accept the override, taxes could be raised above the state-capped 2.5 percent levy.
The public hearing on the school budget is tonight at the , and it could spill over to tomorrow. How will you sound off? Should Wong cut more or is it right where it should be?