Speakers from the Board of Education’s public hearing Tuesday night on the superintendent’s proposed 2016-2017 budget gave strong support for the proposal’s increase in teacher training (“professional development”) and for the Early Learning Program. Proposals for capital projects — like the expansion of the Darien High School Cafeteria, improvements to the gym floor of Ox Ridge School and moving the principal’s office at Hindley School — also received support. Darien Public Schools spending would go up 3.85 percent, to $94.2 million in the 2016-2017 fiscal year under the budget proposal Superintendent Dan Brenner put forward to the Board of Education
Speakers all seemed to be either associated with the Council of Darien School Parents, an umbrella organization for parent-teacher organizations throughout the school system, or parents in the Early Learning Program. _______________
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