Brookfield First Selectman Steve Dunn will begin reviewing and evaluating town department requests this month as he gets set to kick off the budget process for the coming year. The Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance will hold a joint meeting to listen to the Board of Education's proposal at 7 pm at the Brookfield High School Media Center.
A $43.2 million budget has been proposed by the Brookfield Board of Education. It's a 5.7 percent increase. Another high school science teacher, kindergarten teacher and English language learners teacher will be added to the employment rolls.
Some non-teaching positions will be cut, in part to cover a nearly 3-percent increase in special eduction expenses. A high school monitor, administrator, and part-time clerical worker positions would be eliminated.
A school start time study and the middle-school mobile world language lab would be put off.