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Region 9 OKs 1.49% Bump for Barlow

The school board that oversees Joel Barlow High School is asking the voters for $323,000 more to finance the 2012-2013 school year.

Region 9 OKs 1.49% Bump for Barlow

The Region 9 Board of Education approved a 1.49 percent budget increase ($323,444) to $22.02 million at its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 20.

Earlier this year, Dr. Bernard Josefsberg, superintendent of schools,  for . Cuts from that original number were arrived at through the decision not to purchase some textbooks and not to hire a new teacher, as well as some other staff reductions and projected utility savings, among other things.

"I believe this budget will maintain Barlow’s position as a premier high school and is sensitive to the taxpayers in these continued uncertain economic times," said Mark Lewis, vice chairman of the school board.

On May 8, Redding and Easton voters will weigh in on whether they agree with the school board's proposal.

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