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COVENTRY â€” A full auditorium of teachers from the middle school filled the Central Office Annex for Tuesdayâ€™s school committee meeting as Coventry School Superintendent Mike Almeida shared the bare bones of the proposed FY 2014/2015 budget.
Coventry School Superintendent Mike Almeida said heâ€™ll be asking for a $1.583 million increase.
â€śAnything weâ€™re asking for is from unanticipated impacts,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™re truly at that point where we are bare bones. Weâ€™re at break point.â€ť
Already cut JROTC for $157,000, two supervisory assistants at $52,350, supplies $90,400 and severance at $100,000 for a total of $399,750.
According to his presentation, over the past five years, the district absorbed a number of costs including, in part, out-of-district special needs education, DCYF, certified pension and full time ESL teachers.
Some of the cuts included bus monitors, physical plant supplies, clerical position, elimination of an administrator and closed Oak Haven Elementary School.
Almeida explained that anticipated expenditures include certified staff salary increase, school-related personnel salary increase, district staff health care and dental and transportation.
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