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Ridgefield Looking For Ways To Fund Proposed 5.9% School Budget Increase

Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi said Ridgefield's Board of Education budget of $91 million with a 5.9 percent increase could cause other cuts or higher taxes.
Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi said Ridgefield's Board of Education budget of $91 million with a 5.9 percent increase could cause other cuts or higher taxes. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- A proposed 5.9 percent increase in school spending increase has some Ridgefield officials, including First Selectman Rudy Marconi, wondering where the money will come from, according to the Ridgefield Press.

Marconi, who calls the increase "huge," and other selectmen have to decide whether to fund the Board of Education's requested $91 million budget and cut other items, consider a tax increase or send the budget back to the school board, the Ridgefield Press said. The town's $34 million budget proposal comes with a 2.2 percent increase, said the Press.

Budget meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. at Town Hall on March 14, 15 and 17. Selectmen will also discuss the budget during the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on March 16, added the Ridgefield Press.

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