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Monday, August 18, 2014

Budget Committee and Board of Education to review 2015 education budget

NASHUA – Now that the Board of Aldermen have set the bottom line for the 2015 education budget, the Board of Education and its Budget Committee will convene Monday to review the budget and makes changes.

The Board of Education originally proposed a 2015 education budget of $100,748,192, a 3.37 percent increase over the previous year. The draft budget then went through the mayor and aldermen before coming back to the school board for review and approval. ...

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NASHUA – Now that the Board of Aldermen have set the bottom line for the 2015 education budget, the Board of Education and its Budget Committee will convene Monday to review the budget and makes changes.

The Board of Education originally proposed a 2015 education budget of $100,748,192, a 3.37 percent increase over the previous year. The draft budget then went through the mayor and aldermen before coming back to the school board for review and approval.

Mayor Donnalee Lozeau recommended cutting the school board’s proposed education budget by $160,000. The Board of Aldermen narrowed Lozeau’s reduction by $100,000 to $60,000. The school board must now determine where to take the $60,000 reduction from within the budget.

Daniel Donovan, head of Nashua’s business services, gave a list of cuts for board members to consider before Monday’s meeting. Donovan suggested eliminating one high school teaching position at $45,815, reducing the allowance for replacing computer technology for $50,000, reducing the furniture allowance for $30,000 or abstaining from hiring a data analyst position for $35,000.

The board members have reviewed all of the previous suggestions in past discussions, said Donovan in the memo.

The Budget Committee plans to meet Monday evening at 6:30 in the Nashua High School North Boardroom. Once the committee approves the budget, it will then go to the full Board of Education for review and approval. The board plans to meet immediately after the committee in the same room.

The Board of Education will also continue discussion on personnel recommendations as well as the superintendent’s evaluation.

Tina Forbes can be reached at 594-6402 or tforbes@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Forbes on Twitter (@Telegraph_TinaF).