A series of budget hearings has started in New Milford. School Superintendent Alisha DiCorpo is seeking a 3.58 percent increase over this year's budget, for a total of $68.2 million. The budgets for grades K through 5 were discussed last night. 6th through 12th will be heard at 7 o'clock tonight via Zoom. A district-wide budget discussion will be held on Tuesday. The New Milford Board of Education plans to adopt a budget at their meeting a week from tonight. The proposal will then be sent to the New Milford Town Council. DiCorpo is proposing a 6 percent increase in professional services, which includes legal, technological, curriculum development, medical, and substitute services. A 6.5 percent increase has been proposed in other services, including transportation and communications.