Hearings planned for school budget

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NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education is planning two hearings on the proposed 2015-16 school budget.

The first will be at 6 p.m. April 30 at Naugatuck High School. The next will be at 8 a.m. the following morning at the high school. The public will also be given a tour of the school so residents can see what has been done in the ongoing $81 million renovation project. Students will guide tours for people who wish to see the progress of the work.

The tours will be immediately followed by a presentation and questions on the proposed school budget. People who want to attend are asked to respond on the school system’s website, www.naugatuck.k12.ct.us. Click on the “News and Events” tab to find the RSVP form.

The school board is requesting $62.5 million from the borough, an increase of nearly $1.6 million or roughly 2.6 percent over the current allocation. The total proposed operating budget, which includes grant revenue and supplemental income, is $69.2 million.