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LCATV to Host Live Budget Discussion on April 18—Please Participate!

On Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m., town and school officials will discuss their revised budgets with the public live on Lake Champlain Access Television (LCATV). Please call in at (802) 862-5724 with your questions and comments to participate in the discussion.

Colchester School District’s new budget reflects $314,868 in expenditure reductions as well as a $200,000 increase in revenue (funds that were originally designated for the resurfacing of Colchester High School’s aging track).

The following services and/or positions have been eliminated as a result of the proposed budget reductions:

  1. Grades 6–12 technology integration position
  2. EEE speech and language pathologist
  3. Colchester High School custodial position
  4. An after-school activity bus
  5. A .20 alternative education (CAP) teacher position
  6. Four Special Education and General Education support staff positions
  7. Lab monitors at Malletts Bay School and Colchester Middle School

The newly proposed budget is an increase of about 2.47 percent, or about $789,000.

The next vote will take place on May 1.

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