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EAST GRENWICH â€” With a joint meeting with the Town Council beckoning Monday, the School Committee is contemplating a stand over the $400,000 it is being asked to cut from its fiscal 2013 budget proposal.
Committee members struggled to find ways Tuesday night to cut the $400,000 Town Manager William Sequino Jr. is asking it to from its $31,375,450 request to the town, lowering the figure to a 1.55 percent increase over the current budget. Overall, the proposed FY 2013 school budget is $33,756,000.
While the current budget figure already includes $288,064 in cuts from proposals made by school principals and department heads (known as Priority 1), Chairman Deidre Gifford expressed her unwillingness to go to priorities 2 and 3, which she had instructed Superintendent Victor Mercurio to draw up. School officials would only say those cuts would go into programs and extracurricular activities.
Read more about it in the April 5 edition of The East Greenwich Pendulum.