During a recent meeting, Bethany First Selectman, Derrylyn Gorski addressed the Finance Committee of the Amity Board of Education to express her concern that the same care and good judgement that kept last year's proposed budget increase under 2% be employed again in the upcoming budget cycle. "I think based on the December 6th referendum, the voters clearly demonstrated they will support maintenance projects to ensure a well-functioning infrastructure," First Selectman Gorski told the members of the committee. She said that she was very proud that the Bethany Community School came in with a zero percent increase in the 2016-2017 budget so she was confident that keeping the budget in check is achievable. "You worked hard to get the current budget down to 2.7% and we commend you for that," she continued, "but I'm hoping you can do more." Amity BOE Finance Chairman, James Stirling assured Ms. Gorski that they are scrutinizing every expenditure and, as she pointed out, have made significant improvements in the overall proposal without impacting the classroom. The ABOE budget proposal is set to go before the Bethany Board of Finance for review on Tuesday, February 14 at 7:00PM in the Selectmen's Room at Town Hall. This meeting is open to the public.