The town administrator and selectmen stated they would not support this increase and asked for a 6% and 5% proposed budget. The cuts that would have to be made in this case are catastrophic for maintaining current levels. Cuts would have to be made, but it is unclear which areas would be affected. The school department was then asked for a 4% increase plan. This would be the worst case scenario. Major cuts to programs are imminent. No department is immune to this, with major cuts to subjects such as Art and Music being very likely, along with cuts to AP course offerings and Sports.
Tuesday April 14, 7pm: School Committee meeting at PARK AVE
Monday April 27, 7pm: Town Meeting at Bartlett