"The budget request represents the broad-based input from our administrators, teachers, non-certified staff, parents, students, elected officials and community members," Cialfi said.
Contractual, mandatory and essential expenses make up 93.5 percent of the budget, unchanged from last year, according to Cialfi.
The Board of Education meets tonight, Dec. 3, for an organizational and budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. at its offices at 6254 Main St. The school board must next review Cialfi's proposal and submit its request to First Selectman Tim Herbst by January.
According to Cialfi's transmittal letter, "Our key areas of emphasis provide for:
- The safety of students and staff;
- Maintaining our guidelines for class size;
- Improving Support Services that positively impact our students
- Implementing initiatives that continue to enhance the infrastructure."
The full budget proposal can be found on the school district's Website.