The $4 million dollar question
Shrewsbury – It's not unusual for school administrators and town officials to disagree on the budget numbers associated with running the schools. Although there is often a differential, it's usually close enough that things can be settled with a few compromises. But, as Shrewsbury prepares its fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Sawyer and Town Manager Daniel Morgado find themselves quite at odds with their requests. Sawyer is asking for $54,279,004 or a $4.4 million increase, (8.85 percent increase over FY2013's appropriation.) while Morgado is recommending the schools get an increase of $355,213, a more modest 0.71 percent.
Residents are invited to weigh in on this debate when the School Committee holds a public hearing Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Oak Middle School Auditorium.
(Published in the Feb. 8, 2013? issue of the Community Advocate.)
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