A tied vote by the Newtown Board of Finance has resulted in a proposed Board of Education surplus transfer being denied. There were hours of deliberations on the motion to transfer $1.3 million. According to meeting minutes, the Board of Ed was looking to use the money for educational needs that are anticipated or already in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last year's budge surplus was mostly used for that year's security camera system lease. The surplus transfer would have been placed into the non-lapsing account, with expenditures subject to Board of Finance authorization.