Thursday, February 12, 2009

Turmelle update on the BOE budget

From the NHR:

The Board of Education on Thursday night trimmed $1.1 million from Superintendent of Schools Greg Florio’s $60.59 million budget proposal for 2009-10.

The board voted 5-1 to reduce Florio’s proposal, with Republican Alan Sobol casting the lone dissenting vote...

Sobol had proposed cutting $1.5 million from Florio’s budget proposal earlier in the meeting. But Sobol’s plan failed when the six members of the board at the meeting deadlocked and his motion was defeated.

Sobol argued in favor of his proposal for deeper cuts, saying that to send Florio’s budget to Milone would be “an unfair and unnecessary burden to taxpayers.””These are the worst of times financially,” Sobol said. “The Cheshire Public Schools are not an island unto themselves.”

Strong words by Alan Sobol. I appreciate his candor.

Tim White

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