A budget workshop meeting is being held in Danbury Wednesday night.
The Board of Education hopes to present to City officials their arguments for a proposed $135 dollar budget. The 5.5 percent increase is about $7 million. In the recent past, the City Council and the Mayor have only granted a portion of what Board of Ed members has requested. Mayor Mark Boughton is expected to release his budget for the coming fiscal year in April.
School officials say smaller-than-requested increases have not kept pace with enrollment and cuts in state funding. Danbury is last in per-pupil funding of the state's 169 cities and towns.
The workshop Wednesday is at 6pm at the administrative offices on Beaver Brook Road.