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Wilton School Budget Debated Tonight

The voices of opponents and supporters of the Wilton Board of Education budget will be heard at tonight's board meeting, at 7:30 in Middlebrook School's auditorium.

Tonight's meeting will be an opportunity for the public to learn about the Board of Education budget adopted in February and to hear from the chair of the Board of Finance on the state of the town's finances. But as Superintendent Gary Richards said, "More importantly tonight's meeting is an opportunity to hear from the community."

This public hearing will give parents and taxpayers a chance to state their opinions of the proposed school budget before the Board of Finance deliberates on the Mill Levy next week.

"Schools belong to the community. Citizens have every right and interest to share what they view as priorities for our schools," said Richards.

Tiffany Tecce, a parent of three Wilton students and a PTA member, believes tonight's meeting will be a heated one. "Everything is up for grabs," Tecce said.

"Our hope is that this meeting is marked by people behaving in a civil way," said Richards.

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