KITTERY, Maine — The Kittery School Committee will meet for the second time to discuss the fiscal year 2015 budget tonight.
Kittery school administrators presented a preliminary budget Feb. 11 that adds more than $233,000 in positions and services, with a net increase of 1.8 percent from the current fiscal year.
Included in the budget is an 11.7 percent increase in Hutton’s salary, bringing it to $129,000 under terms of a recently signed three-year contract.
Also included are, among other items, increases in co-curricular stipends, a part-time Spanish teacher at Shapleigh Middle School, an 80-percent-funded internship coordinator at Traip Academy and a pilot pre-kindergarten readiness program.
To accommodate additional teacher training, administrators are suggesting an increase in student days from 175 to 177.
To offset increases, administrators anticipate a $100,000 reduction in special education costs, among other cuts.
The budget workshop gets under way at 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 25, at Town Hall. A public hearing on the budget will be held March 4.