The Board of Finance opened its meeting on Thursday, February 19, with a public hearing on the proposed 2015–16 town of Newtown budget.
Most who spoke, shared opinions specifically on the school district’s proposed 2015–16 budget, which was later presented to the Board of Finance by Board of Education Chair Keith Alexander and Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr.
The Board of Education is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on its 2015-16 operating budget on Tuesday, February 3, and its decision on the budget is expected during a meeting on Thursday, February 5.
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said this Wednesday, January 28, that he hopes community members are willing to be informed voters.
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said the 2015-16 school calendar presented to the school board this week represents community input and responses to concerns voiced by school board members.
After three budget workshop meetings, the Board of Education finished hearing reports from representatives of the different areas of the superintendent’s proposed 2015-16 budget at its workshop meeting on Tuesday, January 13. The next step for the budget will be a public hearing on February 3.
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, presented his proposed 2015-16 operating budget to the school board on Tuesday, January 6, as $72,399,186, a 1.48 percent increase over the current budget of $71,345,304.
At its second workshop for the 2015-16 budget, on Thursday, January 8, the Board of Education continued to hear from school district leaders regarding individual aspects of the superintendent’s proposed spending plan.
The lineup of Newtown’s administrative team changed in 2014.
At the start of the year, the Board of Education was conducting a search for a new superintendent of schools. On January 10, five members of the school board were ready to head to Southington to conduct a site visit with that district’s then-superintendent, Joseph V. Erardi, Jr.
The visit was part of the interview process, as BOE Vice Chair Laura Roche told The Bee.