Brookfield municipal and school officials are working on a budget. First Selectman Steve Dunn says his goal is to hold departments to an increase of no more than 2-percent. The Brookfield Board of Education is seeking a 3.9 percent hike. The $44.4 million spending plan was reduced from the Superintendent's original proposal by eliminating a consultant to study school start times and using money from this year's budget for a mobile world language lab at Whisconier Middle School. Most of the increase is for contractual salary and benefit obligations. The district is also looking to add four new teachers. A tri-board meeting of Selectmen, Finance and Education is planned for February 5th.