The total amount to be raised is $40,939,756, up $134,218, or 0.33 percent, from last year. Some $11,369.776 has already been spent over the past three months through continuing appropriations caused by delays in the state budget because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
This week, the news isn't quite so awful with the state committed to level-funding aid through at least the first two months of fiscal 2021. But the district isn't out of the woods yet, Superintendent Barbara Malkas told the committee on Tuesday.
Mayor Thomas Bernard presented a draft fiscal 2020 spending plan of $44.3 million on Wednesday that he described as "maintenance budget."
The total to be raised by taxation is $17,768,621, up $247,569 or 1.41 percent over this year.
Library Director Mindy Hackner told the trustees Wednesday that she recently attended budget meetings with Mayor Thomas Bernard and is still receiving pushback from the city in meeting Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners funding standards.