Town seeks $1 from town for increased school budget | KOB 4

Town seeks $1 from town for increased school budget

March 01, 2018 12:21 PM

TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school district is asking local taxpayers to dig deeper into their pockets to fund next year's school budget.


But don't expect outrage in Tiverton. The school committee wants a total of $1.

The committee is proposing increasing the next fiscal year's school budget by $800,000 over last year, but noted that it is getting an expected $340,000 in state aid and will withdraw almost $460,000 from its reserve fund. That leaves the town on the hook for $1, a minimum amount required by state law.

School Committee member Deborah Pallasch tells The Newport Daily News that the board has never asked for just $1 before.

A town referendum May 19 will allow registered voters to decide on the budget.


Information from: The Newport Daily News.


Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.



Relay Media Amp



AG's office accused of eavesdropping in suspected cop killer's case

Full moon: Exposed buttocks appear on Google Maps

Council approves pay raise for ABQ firefighters

Pay It 4ward: Childcare manager makes staff feel like family

Water main break affects Rio Rancho homes