Monday night, the Board of Finance unanimously approved a by the Board of Education for the upcoming school year.
The budget is a 2.99 percent increase from this year’s $42.9 million total. The finance board approved the school board’s proposal without cutting anything.
“Our storyline is that 2013 is a year of balance and restraint,” Superintendent Jerome Belair told the board. “But as we know from other businesses and entities that have been successful, nothing can remain strong unless it continues to grow.”
The Board of Finance asked questions and reviewed the budget for almost three hours, but no board member proposed any cuts. The budget will be forwarded to the Representative Town Meeting for final approval in May.