Education Budget 2016-2017

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Jack Davis’ Budget Committee Report to the RTM on the 2016-2017 Town Budget

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The Representative Town Meeting’s Finance & Budget Committee report to the full RTM, delivered by F&B Committee Chairman Jack Davis, explained why the committee recommended a 2016-2017 town budget that increases taxes by 2.74 percent.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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

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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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Stevenson Presents Selectmen’s Budget with New Proposals, New Cost Savings

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A readjustment in retirement and retirement health-insurance payments helped lower this year’s Board of Selectmen’s proposed budget by 4.49 percent, according to the proposal presented by First Selectman Jayme Stevenson this week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On School Spending, PART 2: What Parent Groups Said About Special Ed at Feb 2 Hearing

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Here are more statements from parents and parent-teacher organizations about Darien special education spending, from the Feb. 2 Board of Education public hearing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Mother of Autistic Child Explains How Early Learning Program Changed His Life [VIDEO]

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At Tuesday evening’s Board of Education public hearing on the proposed school district budget, Sivan Hong gave a brief, particularly moving account about how important the Early Learning Program was to her autistic child, and she urged the board to keep it well funded. (more…) Continue Reading →

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