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Region 15 Releases Community Budget Survey

Following two years of flat budgets, school officials ask for voter’s opinions before a proposed budget is released.

In advance of Region 15 Superintendent Dr. Frank Sippy’s announcement of his proposed budget later this month, school officials are reaching out to Southbury and Middlebury voters to get their take on the upcoming budget.

The region has had a flat increase the past two years, and proposals of $60,251,578 have passed referendum with ease twice.

Last year’s budget saw spending increases in salaries, insurance and transportation, from the previous year. The budget remained flat though, due to reductions in facilities and instructional costs, along with a large reduction in tuition costs from the 2011-12 fiscal year.

This year’s budget may see an increase in funding for security purposes, as is expected in many regions across the state. One of the initial questions on the survey asks voters where their level of support is for security funding.

Other questions such as “What motivates you most to come to the polls for the School Budget Referendum?” and “Do you vote based upon the percentage increase or do you focus on the details of the budget?” are also asked in the survey.

To take the Region 15 budget survey click here.

The survey closes on Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. The results of the survey will be posted on the region’s website during the week of Feb. 11.

Pauley Bagodonuts February 01, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Job Interview the latest college grads from the past 10 years. They are dumb as a stump and deserve the 10 dollars an hour they are offered. Monthly, that will just cover a 25K student loan. Time for a Happy Meal Second Job, TIME TO CRACK THE WHIP AT THE SCHOOLS, MILITARY STYLE. NO BUDGET INCREASE.
Pauley Bagodonuts February 01, 2013 at 02:01 PM
$8.25 an hour (Flaco Wage) + $1.75 (College Education) = $10.00 an hour (College Grad). The Updated, Revised, Improved, Super Improved, Better Programs have been played by the school systems for the past 20 years. Parents or schools, cast the blame, the children are qualified door stops. PERIOD.
Pgmr9 February 02, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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