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Ridgefield Schools Chief Unveils $91.37M Budget Plan, Reflecting A 6% Hike

Schools Superintendent Karen Baldwin, left, unveiled a budget proposal of $91.37 million, reflecting a possible increase in spending of 6 percent, at a recent meeting of the Ridgefield Board of Education.
Schools Superintendent Karen Baldwin, left, unveiled a budget proposal of $91.37 million, reflecting a possible increase in spending of 6 percent, at a recent meeting of the Ridgefield Board of Education. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, CONN. -- Ongoing program and policy changes -- not to mention staffing and student needs -- could boost the budget for Ridgefield schools by more than 6 percent, according to a report by RidgefieldPress.com.

Schools Superintendent Karen Baldwin this week unveiled a $91.37 million spending plan that reflects a $5.3 million increase over the current budget, the RidgefieldPress.com story said.

As annual increases in the last six years have never cracked 3 percent, some residents at the Thursday, Feb. 11, meeting where the plan was unveiled expressed shock, RidgefieldPress.com reported.

To read the RidgefieldPress.com story, click here.

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