The New Fairfield Board of Finance has approved a budget to send to residents . There is a proposed $12.1 million for the town and $42.8 million sought for the schools. Taxes would increase by 2.55 percent. The municipal budget is a more than 11-percent increase in spending, mostly to restore funding for road paving eliminated this year to make up for state funding cuts. The education budget request was reduced slightly. There is a decline in enrollment and school officials note that about 30 positions have been eliminated since 2010. Funding for two new safety advocate positions were eliminated, replaced by police officers. A school safety committee is studying security protocols and long-term personnel changes. A date has not yet been set for the budget vote.