Block Island Times

School budget reduced in new report

Careful management by the Block Island School administration has helped to reduce the projected deficit for the current school year by 41 percent, making the shortfall about $78,000 more than the school’s approved budget. But, as the School Committee members stressed to the Town Councilors who came to their Dec. 17 meeting, the items that drove the unexpected spending increases this year will have to be planned for in the 2020-2021 school budget.
As of Nov. 30, the projected net increase in spending is now $78,257, a reduction of $54,408, or 41 percent, from

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