Finance board creates accounts for special education, emergencies

MONROE, CT —Board of Education Chairwoman Donna Lane wrote a letter on behalf of her board asking the Board of Finance to use a portion of the school district’s $323,000 surplus to restore one of three furlough days teachers, and members of other bargaining units, gave up to help the town in a budget year marked by uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Debate over reimbursing teachers heads to Board of Finance

MONROE, CT — Savings in this year’s budget can allow the school district to use $92,000 to reinstate student clubs at Masuk and Jockey Hollow, but last week the teachers’ union president reminded the board of three furlough days its members gave up to help the district amid a tough budget year, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Finance board approves a budget with lower taxes

MONROE, CT — Town officials met their goal of avoiding a tax increase, at a time when businesses are struggling and many residents are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic, when the Board of Finance unanimously approved a $90 million town budget Tuesday with a slightly lower tax rate. Read More