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Stamford School Board Approves $267 Million Operating Budget

Geoff Alswanger chairman of the Stamford Board of Education.
Geoff Alswanger chairman of the Stamford Board of Education. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Board of Education approved a $267 million operating budget — an increase of 4.72 percent more than its current operating budget — at a special meeting Wednesday night.

The approved budget — which totals $267,153,563 — was a reduction of $663,769 from the superintendent's budget request of $267,817,332.

Most of the superintendent's budget recommendations were kept intact with the exception of the following reductions of: seven positions, six of which were newly requested, and one was an existing custodian position;· legal fees and city allocations for pension, post-employment benefits, district insurance costs; and the Adult Education budget

There were additions in increased funding for site budget allocations for regular and bilingual students to assist in providing supplies and instructional materials, as well as new contingency accounts for special education, repairs and maintenance, and high school skiing and sailing teams.

The next step in the budget process is review and approval by both the Board of Finance and Board of Representatives.

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