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Ridgefield Board of Ed trims proposed budget

The Ridgefield Board of Education has trimmed their proposed budget for the coming fiscal year on a recommendation from the Board of Finance that the plan be $625,000 lower.  The Board of Ed originally proposed a $91 million budget.  The largest part of the cut is being made by eliminating three contingency teaching positions, in case of a late enrollment spike bringing class size above district guidelines.  Two science paraprofessional positions will also be eliminated.  Some money for books, supplies and materials was also trimmed off the proposed budget.  The Board of Finance is hoping to hold the proposed tax increase to 2.6 percent.

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