The Newtown Board of Education is recommending a flat budget for the coming year.
At their meeting last night, the proposed education budget was pegged at just over $71-million, the same as the current school year. Originally interim Superintendent Dr John Reed proposed a .75 percent increase.
The Board has not voted on a security budget for the schools however. The group is meeting again to take on that issue, but said they expect a number of grants to be approved for the town.