A public hearing on the school superintendent’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 will take place Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Middlebrook School, 131 School Road.
The budget, as presented to the Board of Education on Jan. 9, totaled $77,300,422, a 4.39% increase over the current year.
Major components of the budget include:
• Salaries — 59.2%.
• Employee benefits — 19.7%.
• Supplies and equipment — 12.3%.
Among these components are special education, which represents 22% of the budget, new course offerings and technology upgrades.
A second budget presentation will take place Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9:15 a.m. in the Cider Mill cafeteria. This is a presentation before the PTA, but Board of Education president Bruce Likly said he expected all courteous members of the public would be welcome.