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School board seeking more money for maintenance
Litchfield.bz (08-08-17)


Litchfield's Board of Education will ask the Board of Finance for a cash infusion to help it meet exterior school maintenance costs in fiscal year 2017-18.
 
According to the board, the $117,500 moved from the Board of Selectmen budget to the education budget in May during a transfer of maintenance responsibilities isn’t enough to cover maintenance contracts and planned repairs and improvements to buildings and grounds.
 
School officials are projecting maintenance costs of $143,746, or $26,246 more than the $117,500 selectmen returned to the school board. According to First Selectman Leo Paul Jr., however, the $117,500 is enough for the school board’s needs.
 
There is also no money for unanticipated expenses, according to school officials.
 
The request for more money will be made Monday by board members Wayne Shuhi and John Bongiorno. Both serve on the board’s finance committee. The Board of Finance meets Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

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