Funding requests from the local and regional school systems have mushroomed the town's projected budget deficit to $2.4 million for the 2009 fiscal year, which begins July 1,Town Administrator Joseph Fernandes said.
Fernandes said a Proposition 2 1/2 override will likely be discussed as a way to bridge the gap, which had previously been estimated at $1.2 million.
Fernandes said he will talk to school leaders about the numbers in the coming weeks, and that selectmen will hold a meeting with department heads later this spring to discuss the budget crisis.
-- Calvin Hennick
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