The Danbury Board of Education is proposing a 9.82 percent increase in the school budget for the coming year. With one abstention, the Board voted to send Mayor Joe Cavo a $149-million proposal. Cavo plans to meet with the Superintendent and others to see how federal and state grants fit into the plan. Governor Lamont proposed keeping a state grant to Danbury flat at $37.7 million, with the Alliance grant from the state also remaining the same. Danbury could get an additional $10 million from the federal government over two years for the schools. The Mayor is currently drafting a budget to present to the City Council in April. Members will then vet the plan and vote on a proposal for the City and schools at their May meeting.