School board cuts $60,000 from Dr. Feser's budget request

After more than two hours of sometimes contentious debate over school expenditures Wednesday night, the Board of Education voted to cut $60,000 from School Supt. Dr. Elizabeth Feser’s $91.17 million budget request for next school year.

The $60,000 would have made four elementary school media aids full time next school year. Now, those positions are part time.

Dr. Feser’s initial request for 2015-16 represented a 2.19% increase from the current $89.21 million budget. The new figure, $91.11 million, represents about a 2.13% increase.

In February the budget plan will go before the Board of Finance, and then to the Board of Aldermen for final approval.

Check back later for additional details about Wednesday night’s budget discussions.