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School District’s Five-Year Budget Projections Have Lots of Extremely Soft Numbers

Darien Public Schools
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When the Board of Education discussed the five-year “financial projection” for school district spending and revenues on Tuesday, there was some disagreement about whether or not it would be better to reduce some of the guesses about future state aid, and whether or not to anticipate an expansion of the Early Learning Program for preschoolers. But what everyone discussing the projections appeared to accept (and nearly everyone stated it in one way or another) was that no one knows how much state aid Darien will get, if the town gets any aid at all. And no one knows exactly what kinds of programs or changes to programs that the school district will have in future years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Board of Ed Chairman: Spending Increase Due to Personnel, Training, Tech

Michael Harman 3-6-16
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Higher personnel costs, together with more teacher training and the introduction of more technology into classrooms accounts for three quarters of the 3.44 percent increase in proposed school spending, according to the chairman of the Board of Education. (more…) Continue Reading →

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