Watertown Budget Will Be Revealed This Week

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Watertown City Hall

Watertown Town Hall

Watertown’s Town Hall

Details about the Fiscal 2015 budget – including how much money the schools will receive – will be made public on Tuesday evening.

Town Manager Michael Driscoll will present his budget to the Town Council on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.

The School Committee approved Superintendent Jean Fitzgerald’s request for $42 million from the town, which would be $6 million  or 16 percent more than the funding received in Fiscal 2014 (click here for more details).

When Driscoll presented his preliminary budget in October he said all departments, including the schools, should expect a 3 percent increase.

Two weeks ago, Driscoll said the school budget request, which included more than 30 new jobs (including 22 new teachers), would actually cost the town $341,ooo more than requested because of health care and other benefits. At the same time, the town’s revenues look in better shape than when the budget was projected in the fall (See more info here).

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