The Newtown Board of Education held a public hearing last night about a proposed budget. Superintendent Lorrie Rodrigue proposed an $81 million budget, a 3-percent increase over the current year. The proposal would eliminate 11 teacher positions in the upper grades. But 15 teachers would be hired at the elementary and middle school levels, along with special education teachers. Newtown is projecting a slight enrollment increase for the 2021-22 year. The Newtown of Board of Education is scheduled to vote on February 2nd to send a budget to the Board of Finance and Legislative Council.