SHELTON, Conn. — Citing steady enrollment and increasing special needs, the Shelton school board adopted a 2016-17 budget plan this week that would bump spending 2.37 percent to $71.1 million, according to the Connecticut Post.
New superintendent Christopher Clouet said the budget includes a $1.6 million increase for 8.5 new staff positions, mostly in special education and English as a second language programs, the Post said.
Helping to keep the cost down were reductions in utility costs, insurance and worker’s compensation, but the board disagreed on whether to add assistant principal positions, the Post said.
The proposal now heads to the mayor's office, the Post said.
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