Saturday, December 2, 2006
Keep those purse strings tight. That was the word from the Norfolk selectman chairman recently to the town's schools.
Jim Lehan said at a recent meeting that the schools, like other town departments, should prepare a budget that assumes no increase in funding for next year.
"We know today, short of an override, it’s a level-funded budget," Lehan said. His comments came after Selectman Jonathan Smith, the board’s laision to the school committee, told the board that the school committee was planning to prepare a budget that provided the same services as the current year.
Increased costs, coupled with financial constraints, make such a budget unrealistic, Lehan said.
–- Calvin Hennick