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Board of Education Budget Hearing Moved to Wednesday

February 23, 2016 Budget, Government, Schools No Comments

With expected snow Tuesday, and early dismissal at Canton Public Schools, administrators have postponed the Board of Education meeting as well and set a new location.

On Tuesday, Canton Schools followed an early release schedule and the  p.m. budget information session has been canceled.

Some weather forecasters are predicting snow to start falling after 1 p.m. The National Weather Service is predicting snow will come mostly after 5 p.m. Snow is expected to change into freezing rain into Wednesday morning. After 8 a.m. Wednesday, the precipitation is expected to change to all rain.

Superintendent Kevin Case said the Board of Education meeting, set for 7 p.m. will be postponed until Wednesday and will now take place in the Canton High School library. 

The meeting includes a public hearing on Case’s proposed 2016-2017 budget of $25,422,314, a $520,518, or 2.09 percent increase over approved 2015-2016 spending levels.

The Board of Education is expected to adopt its budget on March 8 and more details on the Case’s proposal can found at http://www.cantonschools.org

Also on Wednesday night, Feb. 24, the Board of Selectmen will hold two budget related meetings at the Canton Community Center, 40 Dyer Ave. At 6 p.m., selectmen will continue their review of Skinner’s proposed $10,367,268 budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The number, if adopted, represents an increase of 3.85 percent or $384,453 over the current approved budget of $9,982,815.

During its regular meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., selectmen are due to continue the review and potentially adopt their own version of the government side budget. The public has the chance to comment during the public portion set for the beginning of both meetings.

If selectmen do not adopt a budget Wednesday, they are expected to do so on March 9.

See more on Skinner’s proposed budget at http://www.townofcantonct.org/filestorage/19188/19198/FY_2016-2017_Chief_Administrative_Officer’s_Preliminary_Draft_Budget.pdf

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