This article is the second in a series of stories from the Monroe Board of Education’s budget workshops. Board members are reviewing Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kobza’s $62.1 million proposal for fiscal year 2021-22
MONROE, CT —The COVID-19 pandemic sidelined several high school sports teams and fans this year, but Masuk High School Athletic Director John DeGennaro envisions full bleachers when the Panthers’ football and boys and girls basketball teams play next season. His $670,884 budget proposal for 2021-22, which represents a 0.6 percent or $3,790 decrease in spending from this year, is counting on a rise in gate receipts for those sports. “I think it will be good. I expect a gate increase,” DeGennaro told the Board of Education at a budget workshop on Dec.