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2023-2024 NPS Budget

Posted Date: 03/09/2023

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The budget proposed by Norwalk Public Schools for the 2023-2024 school year is a budget that we have anticipated for the last two years. We have spent an extensive amount of time in its development so that it is both educationally sound and fiscally responsible.

The budget recommendation made to the Board of Education and approved by its members on Dec. 20, 2022 reflects a need to continue providing the same caliber of service and excellence to our students as we’ve done throughout the pandemic. 

The base budget request asks for a 5.0% increase. The superintendent’s total budget proposal is a 12.7% increase, which takes into account several pressing needs that have resulted from the pandemic and the current economic climate. With this budget, we intend to maintain our programs and retain the staff that our students and families have come to rely on.

With the mayor’s recommendation of a 4 percent increase, announced at the Common Council’s Finance & Claims Committee meeting on Feb. 9, we can’t even address our simplest obligation to pay the salaries and benefits of our staff. It also completely ignores the needs stated over and over again to address the expiration of ESSER funds and the ever-increasing costs of specialized education.