School Budget Update

posted Apr 7, 2015, 11:57 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Apr 7, 2015, 11:57 AM ]
On April 6, 2015 the Board of Education voted to identify $720,000 of cuts from next year's (2015-2016) education budget, as required by the Glastonbury Town Council. In addition, because fewer teachers will be retiring at the end of this year than anticipated, the cuts to the budget actually total $1 million. Again this year, the Board chose to protect our core educational system and cut items that would impact student instruction as little as possible. The Board reduced secondary school staff by 2.4 teachers and will hire four fewer tutors than originally planned. In addition, the following accounts were decreased: health savings, post employment benefits, and utilities including fuel, heating and power. As always, the Board will continue to monitor class sizes through the spring and summer and will make any necessary adjustments to accommodate enrollment. More information about the school budget can be found on the BOE Budget page.