The regional school committee on Wednesday night approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that is a 0.66% increase over the current year’s budget. But because of growing enrollments, Southborough’s share of the budget will be 5% higher than it was last year.
Southborough taxpayers will be asked to cover $5.7 million of the $13.4 million budget. Northborough would pay $7.7 million, a decrease of about 3%.
The Metrowest Daily News reports Southborough selectman Bill Boland was reluctant to support a budget that was not at least level-funded.
“If only there was an extra million dollars out there, everybody would be happy,” he said. “The truth is, we don’t have any money, and for the Regional School Committee to ask for an increase is hard for me to support since every other town department is getting hit.”
Voters will get their say at town meeting on April 12.