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Redding officials holding daylong budget workshop

Redding officials are holding a daylong a budget workshop today.  During a joint meeting with the Boards of Finance and Education, First Selectwoman Julia Pemberton reviewed the current status of the budget. She has asked for a reduction of 5% for non-contractual expenditures, with a separate column delineating what services would be affected. 


Pemberton intends to get to a flat budget next fiscal year. 


The Board of Education noted that 55% of Joel Barlow High School students next year will be from Redding.  In the current school year, there is an unspent amount of $833,000.  Future changes at the schools include to Pre-K classes, world language in the Middle School and the Middle School music program.  Insurance will be changed from PPO to HSA. 


16 departments, boards or organizations are making budget requests.

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