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Region 9 OKs 1.49% Bump for Barlow

The school board that oversees Joel Barlow High School is asking the voters for $323,000 more to finance the 2012-2013 school year.

The Region 9 Board of Education approved a 1.49 percent budget increase ($323,444) to $22.02 million at its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 20.

Earlier this year, Dr. Bernard Josefsberg, superintendent of schools,  for . Cuts from that original number were arrived at through the decision not to purchase some textbooks and not to hire a new teacher, as well as some other staff reductions and projected utility savings, among other things.

"I believe this budget will maintain Barlow’s position as a premier high school and is sensitive to the taxpayers in these continued uncertain economic times," said Mark Lewis, vice chairman of the school board.

On May 8, Redding and Easton voters will weigh in on whether they agree with the school board's proposal.

sean armstrong March 22, 2012 at 03:26 PM
SCREW UP AND MOVE UP!!!!!!! DRUGS ARE RAMPANT!!!!!!! SEE THE LAST 2 YEARS OF THE NEWS REGUARDING THE DRUG PROBLEMS... AND THEY GET AN INCREASE IN FUNDING. I HAVE A QUESTION, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THEY WERE DRUG TESTED? BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHOM VOTED THIS INCREASE IN HAVE EITHER A SCREW LOOSE OR .........
The Mirror March 22, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Once again, Sean, you're blaming the schools for kids doing drugs? Once again, you've got no mention of parental responsibility. (And once again, you confuse shouting with intelligent discourse.)
sean armstrong March 23, 2012 at 01:29 PM
NO,, If you had learned anything in your elementary reading curriculum, you would not make such comments!! The school administrators are responsible for what goes on when students are within the confines and domain of the school. That is LAW!!, perhaps you should do some investigation as to what they are responsible for as educators, and the goings on at the school, that continue to occur!! The parents are responsible when the kids are not in school and if you dont recognise what is going on there then you need to talk to some of the students AS I HAVE both past and present. Then,and only then, will be able to comment authority! Shouting?? Because of someones idea of proper protocol in E mail who cares caps or not!! Once again,, you miss the point the children being harmed by the lack of supervision!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now thats a yell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wake up.....
The Mirror March 23, 2012 at 05:30 PM
So, the fact that these kids are being caught IN SCHOOL and reported to the police by the administration and teachers means what to you exactly? To me, that means that the school IS doing its job. They are reporting and disciplining the kids that get caught. Any drugs in the school are coming in from the outside - where you yourself just admitted that the parents are the ones responsible. Unless you have evidence that the school is somehow supplying the drugs, or looking the other way, then you have no substance to your argument. If you have such evidence, please produce it. Otherwise, stop your inane babbling about what you "know" to be going on there. You have no such evidence of school complicity. None. Until you produce evidence, you're just another blowhard spewing accusations with nothing to back it up. BTW, I regularly speak with kids attending that school.
sean armstrong March 29, 2012 at 02:33 PM
well you just continue to amaze and delight me, CLOSE YOU EYES A LITTLE MORE

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