Few Schools Propose Budget Increases

A majority of school boards have proposed budgets that wouldn’t increase spending above this year’s levels. The Douglas administration says that’s good news, but there’s concern that property tax rates might still increase significantly in many towns.  

School Budgets

We hear from Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca and Finance Commissioner James Reardon about their school budget cutting suggestions, and how they would change the school funding system.  Also, a new report looks at how charities fundraise.

Five school districts still without school budgets

Most school budgets in the state were passed back in March at Town Meeting. But five school districts have been unable to get voter approval of budgets — and three of them are in the Grand Isle Supervisory Union.