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Budget Proposal For Wilton Schools Rises 1.27 Percent

Wilton Superintendent of Schools Kevin Smith presented the 2016-17 budget last week which showed a 1.27 percent increase over last year's budget.
Wilton Superintendent of Schools Kevin Smith presented the 2016-17 budget last week which showed a 1.27 percent increase over last year's budget. Photo Credit: File

WILTON, Conn. -- The budget presented by Wilton Schools Superintendent Kevin Smith for the 2016-17 school year has a 1.27 percent over the previous year's budget, according to the Wilton Bulletin.

Last week Smith presented the proposed budget, which would go from $81,107,310 in 2015-16 to $80,972,640 for 2016-17, and would break down as follows, said the Wilton Bulletin;

  • $49,696,710 to salaries.

  • $13,703,882 to employee benefits.

  • $4,066,446 to professional services.

  • $1,256,742 to property services.

  • $9,493,443 to other services, including transportation.

  • $1,586,820 to supplies.

  • $1,168,597 to equipment and “other.”

The budget reflects a decrease of 6.65 full-time positions, which would save the district an estimated $476,477, the Bulletin said.

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