The Brookfield Board of Finance will send residents a special appropriation request to cover a shortfall in the school budget. Residents will decide at an upcoming town meeting if they want to allocate $470,500 to cover part of the cost of special education. The money, if approved, will come from the former health instance provider dollars that would have otherwise been put into the fund balance. The request is about half of the amount needed to place 12 students outside the district for services not offered in Brookfield. The Board of Education will cover the balance through savings found elsewhere.