Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ripton school budget might be cut: Addison Independent

The Ripton School's budget might be cut, according to the Addison Independent.

From a general survey of Vermont school budget problems:

Ripton school directors are proposing a 3.29-percent decrease in 2010-2011
spending, with a $780,699 spending plan to serve a student body pegged at around
43 students next year. That enrollment figure would be down four students from
this year.

School officials pared a paraprofessional position from the
staff to help lower the spending plan. In spite of those efforts, Ripton’s K-12
education property tax rate is expected to rise by 5.13 percent, due largely to
a drop in the CLA and declining enrollment.

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