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Windham proposed school budget is $45.6 million, an $814,106 increase
This year’s school deliberative session drew about 125 voters.
Windham Center School principal Katherine Bates described honoree Stephanie Fleet as “organized, passionate and professional.”
Article 2, a two-year agreement with the teachers’ union, was moved forward with little discussion.
The tax impact would be .24 cents per thousand, or $84 for the owner of a $350,000 home.
Board member Jerome Rekart said the contract represents the first in over 2 1/2 years.
Tax impact would average three-cents per thousand.
Board member Michael Joannis noted that teacher assistants play a vital role in the district, and he said a 25-cent per hour pay increase seemed “fair and reasonable.”
Resident Bob Cool, a retired teacher, said he planned to vote in favor of the article next month and encouraged others to do the same.
Likewise moved forward was the proposed $45,624,106 overall budget. The new budget represents an $814,106 increase over the current year and would have 35-cent per thousand tax impact if approved at the polls.
“I’m in full support of the budget,” resident Margaret Case said, noting that this year’s budget presentation “made the process simpler for the voters.”
Voting on all items will take place at Windham High School on March 11.
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