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Board of Education budget cuts prompts community discussion in town meeting

Board of Education budget cuts prompts community discussion in town meeting

March 31, 2017

By: Francesca Truitt '17  The Westport Board of Education (BoE) must reduce its budget by $1.7 million to $125,120,532.50 next year, as requested by the Westport Board of Finance (BoF). Last Thursday, March 16, the BoF held a public hearing to discuss Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer’s proposed cuts ...

Superintendent warns faculty of budget reduction after state education cuts

Superintendent warns faculty of budget reduction after state education cuts

Fritz Schemel '17, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2017

By Fritz Schemel '17 In an e-mail Tuesday to Staples faculty, Superintendent Colleen Palmer detailed the impacts recent state budget cuts to Westport’s education system will have. In her letter, Palmer said the district has lost $2.4 million dollars in support from the state this year in their...

Westporters show support for Wakeman Town Farm

Westporters show support for Wakeman Town Farm

Kaila Finn, Web News Editor

February 10, 2015

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Westport Town Hall’s auditorium was filled with citizens, students, and many other Wakeman Town Farm supporters to encourage the Board of Finance to vote in favor of a $667,000 appropriation to the community farm. According to the farm’s website, the money will be used to “com...

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Eliza Llewellyn, Web Managing Editor

January 31, 2014

At the Dec. 11 Board of Finance meeting, news of a shortfall of roughly $1.9 million shook the board. Since then, questions have revolved around who’s to blame and how to make up the deficit. “I was shocked when I heard the amount,” Board of Finance member Mike Rea said.  “It was a perfect storm,...

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