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[Nov. 2016 News] Speculation arises over Staples’ financial prudence

[Nov. 2016 News] Speculation arises over Staples’ financial prudence

November 22, 2016

Staples High School is in the top 15 Connecticut schools that spends the most money per student for education. In fact, Westport spends over seven thousand dollars more per student than the lowest-funded school districts. However, there is speculation over how well that extra money is spent. Accord...

Board of Finance Restores $60,000 of Transit Budget

Board of Finance Restores $60,000 of Transit Budget

April 8, 2011

During the April 6 meeting of the Board of Finance, members decided, in a five to two vote, to restore $60,000 of the $100,000 cut from the Westport Transit budget during the prior meeting. Westport Transit Co-Director Bud Titsworth proposed four plans to reduce the cost of public transport in Westport. By eliminating the Nyala ...

Board of Finance Approves Funding for Oil Tank Replacement

Board of Finance Approves Funding for Oil Tank Replacement

December 9, 2010

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, the Board of Finance voted to authorize the use of $279,400 to replace oil storage tanks at Coleytown Elementary School, Coleytown Middle School, and Long Lots Elementary School through bonds. All three tanks were first installed in 1989, which places them past the 20 year limit for tank usage set b...

CLUELESS: Personal Finance Course Aims to Teach Students How to Manage their Money

CLUELESS: Personal Finance Course Aims to Teach Students How to Manage their Money

December 7, 2010

Image via Wikipedia The world of money comes with an entire complex language of its own. Students usually know and are very familiar with these two phrases, “how much?” or “charge it,” and, with the help of mommy and daddy’s money this is all they need to know. However, after kids graduate from high school and...

Down to the Wire

Down to the Wire

November 15, 2010

Despite the fact that next year's town budget will not be adopted until the first Tuesday in May, several figures in town politics have expressed concern that next year's budget for the Westport Public Schools will increase by 0%. "I certainly think that the Board of Finance and the RTM have indica...

Board of Finance Meeting on March 24 Discusses Budget Cuts

March 25, 2010

Constance Chien '10 Features Editor The March 24 Board of Finance meeting began at 6 p.m., a continuation of the preceding night's meeting. A nearly nine-hour long meeting, with discussion of the education budget lasting from approximately 8:10-2:47 p.m., the main topic of contention was the dis...

Personal Finance Education Class Proposed by Math Dept. for 2011–12 School Year

Personal Finance Education Class Proposed by Math Dept. for 2011–12 School Year

February 24, 2010

Phil Huber ’11 Staff Writer A personal financial management class will now be offered at the beginning of the upcoming school year. According to the course catalogue, the focus of this course will be using mathematics as a tool in developing financial literacy skills. Topics covered in the course will include: earnings, banking, credit cards, loans,...

It’s Farmville, But Real

It’s Farmville, But Real

December 22, 2009

Farrel Levenson '11 Opinions Editor On Dec. 2, the Board of Finance (BOF) voted 7-0 to approve a lease between the Town and the Westport Green Village Initiative (GVI) Farm, Inc. for the restoration of Wakeman Farm and the building of a community farm at 134 Cross Highway at $1.00 per year for seven years. As noted in the Dec. 2 BOF meeting packet, ...

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