The Bethel School Superintendent has proposed a budget for the coming fiscal year with a 3.4 percent increase. The $46.7 million dollar proposal accounts for a rise in enrollment, reductions in state funding and a new state graduation requirement that all students take a foreign language. Coupled with the increase in students, is that there are more English-language learners, special eduction students and families eligible for free and reduced price lunch. Bethel school officials also cited a concern of a lack of stability in state funding. Budget workshops are scheduled for next week and early February. A presentation will be made to the Boards of Selectmen and Finance at a February 21st meeting.