Some members of the Easton Board of Education hope to send a budget increase of less than two percent to the town this year, but in order for that to happen, more work needs to be done.
The school board meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Helen Keller Middle School to discuss the budget and possibly vote on it. The board has a budget workshop scheduled for tomorrow at the same time and place should more tweaking need to be done.
At the Easton Board of Education meeting Jan. 15, Dr. Bernard Josefsberg, superintendent of schools, recommended a budget increase of nearly $350,000 (2.29 percent), bringing the proposed 2013-2014 budget to $15.58 million.
At a budget workshop Jan. 17, school board members asked the administration what other kinds of decreases could be considered should a cut have to be made. According to the meeting's minutes, board members expressed a desire to see the budget increase come in under two percent.
The school board is also scheduled to talk about possible security upgrades at Easton's two schools tonight.